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Forest Hill residents question BGE plans to prevent outages

Forest Hill residents gathered around information stations at a BGE open house Monday evening, where company representatives were on hand to answer questions from those who have experienced numerous power outages this summer, including some lasting several hours. The most notable outage was during the July heat wave. BGE estimates 300 customers "experienced extended outages" on July 22 and 23, according to a company press release. Virginia Lease, of Belvue Drive, was one of those customers. Her house was without power for 33 hours and 18 minutes, she said. "It's been going on and off for years," she said during the open house. "It's been that way since...

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