BGE Turning Off Power to Some Havre de Grace Homes
The temporary shutoff will address issues associated with flooding.
In an attempt to curtail any flood-related issues in Havre de Grace, Baltimore Gas and Electric has temporarily suspended the service of some residents as the Susquehanna River continues to overflow.
BGE said in an email statement it began suspending natural gas and electric services Thursday night for safety reasons. Approximately 200 natural gas customers have been shut off, and an estimated 90 customers have had their electricity turned off.
The number of temporary service suspensions could grow if the Conowingo Dam is forced to open more gates. As of late Friday morning, 42 gates were open.
“BGE has been working very closely with the City of Havre de Grace and Harford County emergency management officials to ensure the safety of residents affected by the historic rainfall and subsequent flooding that have triggered mandatory evacuations in some areas," BGE Senior Vice President of Gas and Electric Operations A. Christopher Burton said in a release. "This continues to be a very fluid situation and we continue to monitor the rising floodwaters and expect additional customers will be taken out of service to help ensure their safety and to minimize damage to our gas and electric infrastructure.”
Most customers can expect to have service restored by Friday afternoon, according to the release.