Power to 9,000 knocked out briefly because of backup circuit failure

November 11, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A backup circuit malfunctioned yesterday, briefly knocking out power to about 9,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers in Frizzellburg, Union Mills, Manchester, Hampstead and parts of Westminster, BGE officials said.

BGE crews were performing routine maintenance about 9 a.m. on a main feeder line along the Route 140 corridor between Reisterstown in Baltimore County and Westminster when the backup circuit tripped off, said Peggy Mulloy, a utility company spokeswoman.

Despite a traffic tie-up at major intersections on Route 140, state police reported no accidents during the outage, which lasted about four minutes.

Maintenance work was immediately suspended while BGE crews tried to find the cause of the failure, Mulloy said.

As of last evening, the cause had not been determined, she said.

Pub Date: 11/11/97

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