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Power knocked out for hours on coldest night of season

Power outage
Posted at 11:17 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 23:20:47-05

BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) — On the coldest night of the season hundreds of people were without their power or heat.

An underground cable knocked out power for people on the 1200 block of N Calvert Street around 2 pm.

On a block where the older buildings take some time to heat up— a power outage quickly brought one of the most frigid nights of the year inside.

“I was taking a shower and it got cold faster then you would think,” said Joseph Freu.

The city had a generator up to keep street and traffic lights running.

Azul Nogueron is a student at MICA who was staying at an Air B & B for the night.

“I’m not looking forward to a cold room but I’m hoping that it comes on really soon because I have a flight to catch tomorrow and my phones kind of dying so let’s just hope it doesn’t die.”

As 8 pm approached, Nogueron said she was ready to buckle down for a cold night.

“I’m going to sleep in my jacket. It’s going to be super not comfortable but I got to stay warm somehow.”

As of 10 pm Monday, BGE no longer had any outages showing in that area on their map.