Storm winds black out power to 1,200 Carroll customers

November 15, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Carroll County fire and emergency crews were kept busy when a storm spawning high winds hit the area about 8 p.m. Thursday night.

More than 1,200 customers of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. and Potomac Edison Co. lost electrical service for one to four hours, company spokesmen said.

John Metzger of BG&E said 1,144 customers were affected by the storm, and 14 transformers and 11 protective devices had to be replaced. Fewer than 100 Potomac Edison customers lost service.

Emergency calls ranging from tree fires in Gamber, Westminster and Manchester to burning wires in Pleasant Valley, Taneytown and Mount Airy caused much of the county's fire equipment to remain on call throughout the evening.

A call for a transformer explosion in New Windsor at 11:44 p.m. had firefighters on stand-by for 30 minutes while they waited for power company emergency crews to arrive.

Volunteers from Taneytown were dispatched to Blacks Schoolhouse Road on a report of a utility pole knocked down during the storm. They were at the scene for an hour and 10 minutes.

No one was injured in any of the incidents.

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