BGE conducting emergency drill in South Baltimore

An emergency drill is being conducted by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. at its Spring Gardens facility in South Baltimore on Thursday morning.

The drill began at 7 a.m. and will last through noon "to provide an opportunity for BGE and Baltimore City Emergency Management and first responders to practice emergency management procedures to ensure readiness, part of BGE's commitment to the safety of employees and the communities we serve," the company said.

The facility, where a large emergency response presence will be located, is in the city's Port Covington neighborhood on Leadenhall Street near W. McComas and S. Hanover streets, and is visible from Interstates 95 and 395.

Adjacent residents and emergency officials were given advanced warning of the drill.

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