BGE Anticipating Several Hundred Thousand Power Outages

Officials from the utilities company announced Saturday that the outages may last several days.

Baltimore Gas and Electric officials announced Saturday that several hundred thousand outages are expected as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The outages could last several days, according to a news release from the utilities company.

About 1,300 of the recruited are scheduled to arrive Sunday, ahead of the storms, the release said. The remainder is expected to arrive throughout the week. The workers are setting up at bases across the state including BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, M&T Bank Stadium, Timonium Fairgrounds and Ripken Stadium.

ComEd, BGE's sister company based in Chicago, is also assisting with preparation and restoration efforts.

BGE officials urge residents to call 1-877-778-2222 to report outages or downed wires.


Dan Harris October 28, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Thanks you to all those power workers for your past work in restoring power. I know some people bitch and complain about how slow thing go after a storm but you guy's work as fast and as safe as you can. So remember, some of us will stop and thank you when ever we see you. You come from around the country to help us out and are leaving your own homes and family to help other in need.
Luxstar1 October 28, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Since power outages are inevitable having a long run time flashlight is a good idea. Lowes has a 65 hour flashlight for under $5.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Flashlight-Mod-Increases-Run-Time-36X/?allstep More: http://armageddononline.org/forums/threads/34318-Cheap-long-run-time-flashlights Or go micro solar for under $50.00. http://www.instructables.com/id/Uses-For-Dead-Car-Batteries-And-Sealed-Lead-Acid-B/?allstep
aSQM October 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM
Gregg Roberts October 29, 2012 at 06:23 PM
yes, thank you for doing the job you are paid to do from the money we pay you to do it.. now we have to beg and thank you to do your job..took you 5 days last time to get electricity back on... let's just say you guys aren't on my Christmas list.
Bart October 29, 2012 at 06:43 PM
And you are Scrooge. Bah, humbug.


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