BALTIMORE (WJZ) — BGE said Friday it has restored electric service to more than 35,000 customers who lost power due to thunderstorms and high winds over the past two days.
BGE said most of the outages were caused by strong winds knocking trees and large tree limbs onto power lines and other electric equipment throughout service areas.READ MORE: Orioles Rank 8th As Booziest Fanbase In Major League Baseball, Survey Says
Crews are still working to repair any additional damage while following Centers for Disease Control health guidelines, practicing social distancing and using protective equipment like masks and gloves when needed.READ MORE: Maryland Casinos Generate $126.2M During February
BGE increased staffing—including through virtual operations—and mobilized crews in advance of the storm.MORE NEWS: Gov. Hogan Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19 On One Year Anniversary Of First Confirmed Cases In Maryland
BGE asks all customers, including those with smart meters, to report their outage. Outages and downed wires may be reported by phone (877-778-2222), on BGE.com and on BGE’s mobile app.