BGE Not Providing Individual Estimated Restoration Times
Officials from the utilities company said the service won't be provided because the damage from Sandy is expected to be widespread.
Because damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is expected to be widespread, Baltimore Gas & Electric officials said they will not provide individual estimated restoration times as it typically does with storms.
As Sandy continues its trek into central Maryland, the officials warn that the number of outages are expected to spike significantly.
The utilities company previously reported that several hundred thousand outages are anticipated as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
In a news release, BGE officials said there will likely be extensive damage to the company's electric distribution system if whole trees and large tree limbs fall on power lines and other equipment. Customers may experience multiple outages over the course of several days.
Rachael Lighty, a BGE spokeswoman, said crews have restored service to nearly 8,000 customers since Sunday night. As of an 1:11 p.m. update on the company's website, 10,097 customers are currently without power.
More than 4,100 utility workers are mobilized at BGE facilities and staged operation sites across the state to assist in restoration efforts, the release states.