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BGE: Power restored to 99 percent of customers

TOWSON, MD—As of Sunday, BGE reports that it has restored 99 percent of customers who were impacted by the Tuesday’s severe storms, and the additional customers who experienced outages caused by the weather system on Saturday, July 16th.

BGE has listed a few reasons why this is happening and additional info on Estimated Time of Restoration (ETRs):

A significant amount of equipment damage was caused by large fallen trees and branches.

  • Trees are down in roads and customers’ yards, which in some cases is limiting our crews’ access and extending the time it takes to do system repairs.
  • Replacing a pole can take 6-8 hours and we have multiple jobs with multiple broken poles.
  • The extent of the damage is significantly more severe than the average storm, increasing the time to restore service and making estimated times of restoration more uncertain and more likely to change.

BGE officials say staff and crew will continue to work tirelessly until all power is restored.

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