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Power returning to parts of the region, but 186,000 BGE customers still out
By Steve Kilar and Jamie Smith Hopkins | The Baltimore Sun
12:05 p.m. EDT, October 30, 2012
Power outages hit a plateau early Tuesday morning and began creeping downward, with about 186,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers without electricity at noon, according to the company.
The company said it has restored power to about 114,000 customers since storm operations began at 10 a.m. Sunday.
BGE will assess the damage Tuesday and Wednesday as restoration efforts continue, said spokesman Rob Gould. He said the utility probably wouldn’t be able to give an estimate until late Wednesday or Thursday about when all customers would see power restored.
About 2,000 of the 3,000 out-of-state utility workers BGE requested are on hand to help mop up after Sandy, first a hurricane and later a post-tropical “superstorm.” BGE expects the remaining 1,000 mutual-assistance workers to filter in Tuesday, spokeswoman Rachael L. Lighty said.