BGE says equipment issue killed lights at Towson Town Center

Mall remained open after midday outage

March 12, 2013|By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

Power was knocked out to about 7,000 customers in the Towson area, including Towson Town Center, around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday because of a problem with a piece of electric distribution equipment, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric spokeswoman Rachael Lighty.

All but about 1,000 customers had their power restored by noon, she said. The remaining customers' power was restored by 1:30 p.m.

It was about noon when the mall posted an item about the outage on its Twitter page. Other sections of Towson were affected by the outage as well.

Greg Harris, a spokesman for the Towson Town Center management firm General Growth Properties, said the mall had been told power could be back up around 1:30 p.m., but by 1:15 the lights were back on.

Harris said the mall didn't officially close during the outage, though some stores shut their gates because they couldn't conduct business.

Tuesday afternoon, Lighty said BGE was "still investigating what caused the issue with that piece of equipment."

This story has been updated.

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