Traffic, Weather

Downed tree, wires close White Marsh road

WHITE MARSH, MD—Thursday night’s storms have shut down at least one road in White Marsh. The State Highway Administration reported about 11:30 p.m. that a tree had come down on Philadelphia Road, taking power lines with it. Philadelphia Road is shut down in both directions at Cullum Road (21162). BGE crews are responding to the scene. Advertisement Motorists should use …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Downed wires close roadway in Fallston

FALLSTON, MD—Officials say a Fallston road has been shut down on Wednesday afternoon. At just after 4:00 p.m., authorities said that Laurel Brook Road had been shut down due to wires down in the roadway. Units from Fallston Volunteer Fire Company are on the scene and awaiting the arrival of BGE crews. Motorists should use an alternate route. Advertisement Our …


BGE activates PeakRewards emergency event

BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, BGE announced that it has been directed by PJM Interconnection, the regional grid operator, to activate a PeakRewards Emergency Cycling Event. BGE activates its PeakRewards program when the demand for electricity is close to surpassing the supply and there is an immediate need to reduce demand to prevent potential brownouts and blackouts area-wide. During a PeakRewards emergency …

Md. Public Service Commission seeks public input on BGE rate increase request

BALTIMORE, MD–The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold three public comment hearings on the request by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to increase its electric distribution rates by $81.8 million and its gas service rates by $68.1 million, for a total of $149.9 million. BGE, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, serves 1.9 million electric and gas customers in central Maryland. …

BGE continues power restoration efforts following storm and readies for extreme heat wave

BALTIMORE, MD – BGE crews working around the clock have restored service to the majority of customers who lost power during a late-afternoon thunderstorm on Wednesday, July 17, that downed trees and branches and damaged overhead electric wires throughout central Maryland. A real-time outage map with current outage data is available at outagemap.bge.com. Customers who remain without power are likely …

BGE launches first Energy Savings Day of 2019 to help customers save on energy bills

BALTIMORE, MD – BGE will launch its first Energy Savings Day of the summer on Wednesday, July 17, and asks customers to conserve energy between the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. to earn a credit on their next bill. BGE typically schedules Energy Savings Days when an increased demand for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The …

Middle River home invasion involved fake BGE workers

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Police are investigating a Nottingham burglary, an Essex robbery, and a Middle River home invasion involving suspects who posed as BGE workers. At 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, two armed individuals knocked on the front door to a home on Cutter Cove Court in Middle River (21220) while posing as workers from BGE. Once the occupant …

Councilman Marks: final preparations under way for Joppa Road resurfacing

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County is preparing for the resurfacing of two miles of Joppa Road The busy thoroughfare will be repaved from Magledt Road to Belair Road in Carney/Nottingham. Councilman David Marks said on Saturday night that the final stage before resurfacing is currently underway as BGE completes its work. Motorists should bear in mind that this will be …