Wind gusts over 60 mph ripped through the Baltimore region Friday, closing highway access in many areas due to accidents, high wind and felled trees, and causing more than a quarter million power outages. One Baltimore County woman was struck and killed by a falling tree.
The outages were spread fairly evenly around the region, with 37,700 customers out in Baltimore City, 56,100 out in Baltimore County, 36,800 out in Anne Arundel County, 48,600 out in Harford, 23,800 out in Howard and 6,600 out in Carroll County.
The utility posted on its website that “crews are actively responding to power outages due to the wind storm. If you experience a power outage or need to report a downed wire, please call 877-778-2222.” It also noted people could call that number for current outage information.
“It is going to be a multi-day restoration event,” said Justin Mulcahy, a spokesman. BGE was asking utility companies outside of the region to help the company restore power.