Monday, July 2, 2012
An overhead mechanic talks about the restoration effort while in the Annapolis area, and a customer shares her story.
A utility worker compared Friday's derecho storm to "Irene's baby brother" in a YouTube video produced by Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE). Nick Thiess, an overhead mechanic, talked about the significance of the storm while he was on Spa Road in Annapolis fixing a broken pole that fell on a customer's shed. "Safety is our number one priority," Thiess said. "I know it can be frustrating for our customers but we really are trying our best to get them back as quick as we can ... we don't want any customers to feel that they're left out." A customer also speaks on the video and thanks the BGE crews for their efforts. If you are experiencing a power outage or have seen a downed wire, call BGE at 877-778-2222. See also:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Approximately 865 residents downtown have been without power since 12:30 p.m. due to a downed power line, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric.
For instant updates follow Annapolis Patch on Facebook and Twitter. The power went out at Annapolis City Hall and for about 865 other customers in the area at approximately 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. "We have a wire down that caused customers to lose service," Baltimore Gas and Electric spokeswoman Rachel Lighty said. "We have service operators on site that are working to place the line back up." Lighty anticipates that customers should have power restored around 4:15 p.m. She said a feeder locked up when the line went down, which caused the outage to be as large as it was. "It’s actually a safety measure," Lighty said. "Think about when you blow a fuse in your house and it trips a breaker." Feeders are the middle men that deliver electricity …