Winter Storms Causes Hundreds Of Power Outages On Christmas Eve


Credit: Scott Anderson/Patch

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Baltimore area was ravaged by frigid winter weather and blustering winds over the Christmas weekend.

According to BGE, the winter storm impacted more than 100,000 of its customers resulting in more than 1,500 repair jobs over the weekend. Many Marylanders went to bed on Christmas eve without power, heat, and water.

As BGE rushed to get the power back on for thousands of homes in Baltimore County, some families in Parkville were dealing with a different problem.

The power company says that 175 customers in Parkville were without heat due to a gas outage on Christmas eve as temperatures dropped below zero. Freezing weather caused several water mains to break, damaging nearby gas lines and other essential equipment.

As of 10:45 p.m. on December 25, BGE confirmed 99% of customers have had their service restored. The remaining customers should expect their power and heat to be back on by Monday evening.

BGE has advised customers to be patient as the company works around the clock to ensure power, water, and heat are restored.

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