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BGE says all Maryland customers' power has been restored following storms

With the powerful gusts of wind on Friday, a tree toppled in Clarksville and a road sign fell in Linthicum Heights.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Friday it has restored power to all of the roughly 462,000 customers who experienced outages from a pair of winter storms.

The first nor'easter last week brought powerful winds that downed trees and snapped power lines. Although high winds and some outages had been expected, winds were stronger and lasted 48 hours — longer than anticipated.

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Repairs to the electric system were complicated by a heavy, wet snow left by a second storm Tuesday and Wednesday, BGE said.

The nor’easter storm that rapped the eastern seaboard Friday into Saturday left a path of carnage in Maryland — toppling trees, trains and power lines — and leaving much of the region without power. Some folks are still without electricity as the work week begins anew.

Most customers' electricity was restored by Sunday night. Some customers complained about extended outages, and BGE officials said they regretted the technical problems customers faced with notifications and will conduct a thorough review.

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"More than 3,100 employees and contractors were actively engaged in restoration efforts, including approximately 1,300 line workers mobilized from other utilities," said Rodney Oddoye, vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer for BGE. "We understand the frustration of customers who experienced outages for multiple days, and we thank them for their patience and understanding as we worked to safely repair the widespread damage."

CSX train derailed on a bridge over the Susquehanna River Friday night causing four empty rail cars to fall into the water below.

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