BGE reports that all of their out-of-state crews are now in place.
At Ayd Hardware in Towson, a chalk sidewalk sign said in big letters “YES/DRY ICE.” That was enough to draw in Sheila Williams of the Lochearn area of Baltimore County, who happened to be driving by.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he is pushing utilities to do better than their predictions of restoring power to 90 percent of homes by Friday.
A day after seeking refuge at shopping malls and movie theaters, hoping the lights would be back on when they returned, 3 million residents faced a grim reality Sunday: stifling homes, spoiled food and a looming commute filled with knocked-out stoplights.
The storm hit fast and hit hard. In many communities, it had a devastating impact.
Crews are cleaning up in the Washington area after an overnight storm.
The Maryland Public Service Commission has fined Pepco $1 million for failing to maintain its system properly over a period of years and subjecting customers to long outages too often.
Utilities in Maryland are still reporting scattered outages in the wake of an unusual October snowstorm.
BGE is monitoring the weather and is prepared for possible electric service interruptions caused by rain, forecasted snow and high wind gusts.
Under 4,000 customers are still in the dark as BGE passes its deadline to restore power to everyone before midnight Saturday.
It is almost day six without power, and crews are working non-stop to turn the lights back on. Still, almost 50,000 BGE customers are spending another night in the dark.
More than 141,000 customers were still without power Wednesday in the Mid-Atlantic region, days after Hurricane Irene finished pummeling the area.