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People nervous that power won't be restored before another storm hits

Posted at 11:16 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 08:33:12-05

M&T Bank Stadium is the staging area for BGE mutual assistance crews who have been working to restore power to more than 410,000 customers.

BGE wants people to know that the pace of restorations will be slower than the first few days following Friday’s deadly windstorm.

As another storm approaches a lot of people are scared their outages will last longer than expected.

For Michelle Moore it was a miserable weekend and start to the week for her and her neighbors near Deep Dale Dr.

“Cold and boring, I have two 16-year old’s,” said Moore.

Power was turned back on across the street, Steve Smith said his sections of houses is almost always the last to get turned back on.

 “Crazy, extension cords running across the street,” said Smith.  “Generator going out back, my wife is spending the night at her mom’s house and I’m staying here just because we have a sub pump that runs all the time,”

The clock is ticking for people anxiously staring at outage maps on their generator charged phones Monday night.

There's a winter storm expected to cause more trouble on Wednesday, that's when their power is scheduled to come back on the BGE outage map website.

“It’s not happening I have a feeling it’s not going to happen,” said Moore.  “I’ve seen BGE today they were assessing the damage.  I’d like them to assess it quickly and fix it.”

Shelley Goggans has wires hanging in her back yard and said she was told the outage was caused by a tree falling on a wire behind her house.

 “We did have a line hanging literally into the yard and you can hang off the lines in between our houses.  At least my kids are older and know better, but it’s a little scary to see loose lines down.”

BGE said that because the remaining work on the system is extremely labor intensive and time consuming it may take longer to restore power to some areas.

Here is a link to their outage map.