Health Department shutters restaurants

Two dozen shut down for operating without power

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Be careful where you choose to eat in the next few days. Remember that if Friday's storms knocked out power to your refrigerator, your local restaurant may not be able to cool their food either.

Since Friday, Baltimore City Health inspectors have given notices to more than two dozen facilities caught operating without power.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot issued a warning against going to a food vendor that don't have electricity.  "The public is strongly cautioned that purchasing food from vendors operating without power and hot water may expose them to an increased risk of food borne illness," she said.

If you know of a facility that is continuing to serve and sell food despite power outages, please call 311 and make a report.

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