For Immediate Release
The company began the process of preparing support and field personal on Friday and will continue to closely monitor the impending winter storm
BALTIMORE (March 2, 2014) — Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) continues to closely monitor an impending winter storm, forecasted to bring freezing rain, high wind and wind gusts and a possible five to twelve inches of dry snow to BGE’s central Maryland service area Sunday evening through Monday. The company has begun the process of preparing employees, including support and field personnel. Coupled with wind gusts, freezing rain can cover trees and tree limbs, electric delivery equipment and power lines, and cause power outages. BGE reminds its customers to take the time now to make preparations for their families and homes.
BGE encourages its customers and employees to proactively prepare for severe weather and the possibility of power outages and to take steps to ensure the safety of their families and property during service interruptions by taking the following steps:
Customers also should consider filling the fuel tanks of their vehicles in the event a power outage affects service to neighborhood gas stations. For customers who rely on well water, filling a bathtub with water in advance of severe weather is strongly encouraged.