The BGE service territory experienced significant system damage from the severe storms that impacted our area late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.
Our crews are working to restore power as safely and quickly as possible, as we continue to assess the damage.
In total, Tuesday’s storm resulted in the loss of service for more than 146,000 customers—one of the most extensive customer impacts our region has experienced in recent years. The most severe damage was found in northern Carroll, Baltimore and Harford Counties. The number of downed trees, wires, powerlines, and overall damage is creating hazards for customers and is significantly impacting the restoration efforts.
BGE crews have been joined by more than 800 personnel from other utility companies, including our Exelon sister utilities. These employees, contractors and mutual assistance crews are working around the clock to safely and efficiently restore service.
Our crews are following the standard and proven storm restoration process, which prioritizes addressing life-threatening, safety and health situations, including critical customers such as hospitals, nursing homes, and fire and police facilities. The company will then work to repair equipment that will restore power to the greatest number of customers first, which will include repairing damage to the transmission system across the service area.
The photos below were taken by on the ground BGE employees as well as a member of BGEs Drone Team.