BGE prepares for weather-related outages

BALTIMORE (WMAR) -  

As you are stocking up on groceries for your family and preparing to batten down the hatchets in the midst of a severe thunderstorm warning, Baltimore Gas and Electric says their preparing for the weather too.

BGE says they are monitoring a severe thunderstorm warning that was issued in Maryland on Saturday.

People who live in the affected areas can expect heavy rain, lightning and high wind gusts.

In addition, there may be a risk for tornado activity, and BGE says that these weather conditions may cause weather-related outages.

The gas and electric company has been proactive in bringing additional workers to the area in anticipation of high volumes of weather-related outages.

"We also encourage our customers to take the time now to prepare, before the forecasted storm enters our service area," said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE. "We remind customers that certain types of work, such as repairs requiring the use of bucket trucks, cannot be safely performed when the wind exceeds 25 miles per hour. In that case, BGE will begin restoring service as soon as it is safe to do. The safety of our employees, contractors and customers is our first priority at BGE," she said.

BGE also reminds customers to follow their restoration efforts if outages occur at www.bge.com

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