Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour were forecast heading into Thursday, and BGE officials said such a scenario could result in more outages due to downed trees, limbs, lines and equipment. Such would also limit the work of crews working on power restoration.
For safety reasons, work involving bucket trucks cannot be performed when there are sustained winds of 25 miles per hour or more.
"We are currently responding to weather-related outages on our system and restoring service as safely and quickly as possible. We also continue to monitor a weather system that is expected to bring rain, potential snow and high wind and wind gusts beginning tomorrow morning," said Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE.
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