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Crews working to restore power to final few thousand hit by wind storm

Posted at 4:00 PM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 17:28:14-05

People still don’t have power from last week’s wind storm.

It’s down to the last few – the few left moving in the dark, but not for John Trosch and his family, at least for now.  

“If the generator does end up running out of juice, we’ll have to go to a relatives place and stay there until further notice until we figure out its’ taken care of,” he said.

John’s home has been running for almost a week on a generator.

While his lights have been on, he’s not sure how long it will last.

“We turn it off for like an hour, two hours each day. We have to keep the refrigerator door closed. We’ll [turn off the generator] during dinner time and other times when we just want to get out of the house,” Trosch said.

BGE crews were out working for hours getting to the last few without power.

Some still don’t have power in Harford County either. The Bel Air Athletic Club opened its doors for people who need to wash up or charge up.

 “This lobby scene, right there, people were plugged in – cellphones, laptops, more than what we would typically see on our Saturday morning in addition to our classes being filled. It was a good scene for us, but also to be able to help anyone in the community,” Asst. Manager Brian Price said.

A helpful hand for those who not only have to deal with no power, but who are spending their Wednesday in the cold, cleaning up debris and patching up their homes.

“There’s a giant tree that was laying right on the wire and the crossbar from the utility pole fell – so yeah I can understand it can take some time,” Trosch said.

If you’re in Harford County and still don’t have power, the Bel Air Athletic Club closes at 11 p.m.

Call (41) 838-2670 if you need to grab a quick shower or charge up your phone.