Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE; Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) announced Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, that it had restored power to nearly 95% of its customers who were left without power as a result of Hurricane Isabel and a subsequent storm that passed through the region Tuesday morning, Sept. 23. BGE and out-of-state utility crews have moved into the final phase of BGE's restoration plan, focusing their efforts on clearing trees and repairing power lines that feed small numbers of customers and individual homes and businesses.

Since Friday, Sept. 19, combined crews of nearly 4300 utility workers from 27 states and Canada have restored electricity to more than 650,000 customers. BGE anticipates all storm-related outages not impacted by flooding to be restored by late Friday, Sept. 26.