200 still have no power, 8,400 get it back


About 200 homes and businesses in the city were expected to be without electrical power last night and this morning as Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers repaired an underground cable at a Centre Street substation.

Just before the utility restored power to the last of the 8,400 Baltimore area customers who lost electricity during the storm yesterday, an unrelated power failure pulled the plug on 3,016 customers in the central corridor of the city.

About 5:30 p.m. yesterday, customers in Mount Vernon, Hampden and Charles Village lost electricity. BGE spokesman Art Slusark said the cause was still unknown last night but that it was not the storm. All but 200 customers regained power by about 8:30 p.m., except for occasional five-minute outages as more customers came on line.

Of the 8,400 homes that had power failures caused by the rainstorm that began Friday, about 3,500 were in Baltimore County, 1,700 in Baltimore, 1,300 in Harford County and 1,000 in Howard County. The rest were scattered throughout the region.

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