BGE restores power lost in winter storms

January 20, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Five days after ice and wind storms knocked out power to 350,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers in the metropolitan area, power was completely restored by 3: 30 p.m. yesterday.

The problem -- concentrated most in Howard and Carroll counties -- required more than 800 BGE field employees, who worked around the clock. The few outages remaining last night were not related to the storms, said a BGE spokeswoman.

As of 7 p.m. yesterday, Potomac Electric Power Co. had restored power to all but 3,500 customers in Montgomery County after Monday's high winds and heavy rains.

Pub Date: 1/20/99

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