Baltimore Gas and Electric Company continues working to restore electric service to customers whose service was interrupted as a result of the weekend snow storm that hit Central Maryland. Although approximately 150,000 customers lost service during the storm, more than 75,000 customers have already been restored.

"BGE has approximately 300 field and administrative personnel currently working this storm and more than 300 external personnel are expected to begin arriving in our service territory beginning this evening and throughout Monday," said Mark P. Huston, vice president of electric transmission and distribution for BGE. "This brings to more than 600, the number of people working to restore service as quickly and as safely as possible. With the arrival of additional assistance, we expect to restore service to the vast majority of our customers by late Tuesday evening. We thank our customers in advance for their patience and cooperation."

BGE's service restoration priorities are public safety issues and critical facilities, such as pumping stations, 911 centers and hospitals. Then restoration is generally conducted so that the greatest number of customers can be restored as quickly and as safely as possible. However, in cases of extended power outages, consideration is also given to customers who have been without service for the longest.