BGE crews work to restore gas service to downtown Ellicott City

Responding to the Call Again in Ellicott City

For the second time in three years, BGE gas and electric crews sprang into action to ensure customers in Ellicott City were safe after nearly 10 inches of rain fell in just a few hours.

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BGE crews work to restore gas service to downtown Ellicott City
BGE crews work to restore gas service to downtown Ellicott City

As nearly ten several inches of rain fell in Ellicott City’s historic downtown Sunday evening, images and videos began to surface showing a town engulfed by flood waters again.

Our employees on the ground worked on the response directly by participating in the restoration efforts and coordinating the response with local officials in Howard County.

Crews restored gas and electric service to the more than 13,000 customers impacted by Sunday’s severe weather. Some sections of gas and electric systems in the most heavily damaged areas of Main Street in Ellicott City will remain turned off as a safety precaution. Gas service has been restored to 92 percent of gas mains and some of the primary power lines serving the area have been re-energized.

BGE bucket trucks in Ellicott City
BGE crews were part of the response to historic flooding in Ellicott City

“We worked to restore gas and electric service in Ellicott City where it was safe to do so, and we want our customers to know that we remain committed to working with them during this difficult time,” said Rodney Oddoye, vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer for BGE.

In addition to the restoration efforts of crews, we joined Exelon and Constellation to collectively contribute $25,000 to support the Howard Community Relief Fund and the Community Action Council of Howard County, both of which are engaged in local response efforts.