Monday, December 17, 2012
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UPDATE (Dec. 18, 9:40 a.m.)—About 9,500 customers in Perry Hall, Kingsville and Fallston lost power around 9:50 p.m. Monday. All service, however, was restored by midnight, according to Rachael Lighty, a BGE spokesperson. Lights flickering and sounds throughout the night, for many customers, were a positive sign, Lighty said, as it showed that as power was lost from one source, it was being supplemented from another source. The outages were caused by a broken cross arm, which held multiple main power lines. It is unknown if the break was related to a traffic accident, weather or technical problems, she said. --- UPDATE (Dec. 17, 10:35 p.m.)—Power was restored to much of the Perry Hall and Kingsville area. BGE officials were not …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company has restored 95 percent of customers who lost power in Hurricane Sandy.
Days after Superstorm Sandy first hit the area, some Perry Hall residents have spent more than 65 hours without electricity. According to County Councilman David Marks, as of Thursday morning, roughly 41 homes in Perry Hall remained without power. Several homes along Kilbride Court had power restored Thursday morning. Several homes along Schroeder Avenue, however, remained out after first losing power at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. The rest of the outages were largely scattered in small groups throughout the community, according to Marks. Baltimore Gas and Electric Company officials announced on Thursday that 95 percent of customers who had lost electricity at the start of Superstorm Sandy had power restored. In Baltimore County, 7,396 outages…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
No major storm-related emergencies had been reported to police in the Perry Hall, Kingsville and White Marsh areas.
Thousands of residents between Perry Hall, White Marsh and Kingsville remained without electricity into Tuesday evening, the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company power outage map showed. According to County Councilman David Marks, power outages around Perry Hall after Hurricane Sandy were "more extreme" than after the July 27 derecho. "During the derecho, power outages were more widespread in Towson. Now it seems they're more extreme in Perry Hall," said Marks, who represents both communities and lives in Perry Hall. Marks emphasized that he believed BGE was making "steady progress" and thanked local residents for properly preparing for the storm. Several neighborhoods had their power restored less than 24 hours after losing it on Monday …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company reported more than 600 power outages in the Perry Hall area Monday night.
UPDATE (10:23 p.m.)—Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, Seven Courts residents began reporting power outages in the Perry Hall area. As of 9:50 p.m., the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company power outage map showed more than 600 power outages northwest of Belair Road, near the Seven Courts neighborhood. A BGE representative confirmed that more than 1,200 outages were initially reported in the Seven Courts area. As of 10:20 p.m., more than 600 residents had regained power. Because the outage was caused underground, it is unlikely that it was weather related, the representative said. Its cause remains unknown. Have outages impacted your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Heavy rain and winds hit Forge Road on Thursday.
When Thursday's storm rolled over Perry Hall, Ryan Peitsch was on Forge Road, capturing video on his iPhone. The Perry Hall Farms resident said he wasn't sure if it caused an electrical outage, but felt fortunate to have power by the time he got home. How did the storm impact you? Did you lose power? Tell us in the comments and share your photos and videos in the gallery.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
BGE and the National Weather Service have issued the following alerts over the Perry Hall, White Marsh and Kingsville areas.
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company is warning customers that it is preparing for possible weather-related power outages Wednesday afternoon, in light of predictions that a thunderstorm and high winds might hit central Maryland. BGE’s warnings come after nearly 748,000 customers were without power earlier this month, some for a more than week, after the destructive derecho storm hit the region. Ready for another big storm? How did the last one impact your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments. The warnings also come amid a heat wave this week, which has triggered the opening of cooling centers across the region. A National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook says scattered thunderstorms are likely Wednesday afternoon and evening …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Around 200 residents and some stores lost electricity on Saturday and Sunday.
Power outages struck areas of Perry Hall and White Marsh this weekend—but none appeared directly related to weather. Between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, a downed wire from a fallen branch at Cross Road and Forge Road caused around 200 customers to lose power, according to Rachael Lighty, spokesperson for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. The outages did not affect any traffic signals, Lighty said. Another group of outages occurred at White Marsh Mall on Saturday evening, due to a problem with a cable line. Lighty said the exact time and duration of the outage was not immediately available. It only impacted a few areas of the mall, including the Macy's department store, she said, but back-up generators allowed the store to remain …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Some Perry Hall neighborhoods remained without power into Monday, according to BGE.
A few minor, scattered power outages remain in the Perry Hall area, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Company map shows. Power outages, downed trees and other property damage were caused by a severe storm that tore across Maryland on the night of Friday, June 29. The clean-up process continued into Monday. Mary Ann Banes, a Kilkenny Circle resident, watched as a large tree was removed from off of her neighbor's house. The downed tree caused a stir in the quiet neighborhood near Perry Hall High School. "My husband watched it happen. It just bent right over onto the house," Banes told Patch on Saturday. "I'm just glad everyone's OK." The Perry Hall Family Center Y opened its showers to community members, free of charge, over the weekend. Gov. …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tell us how the storm impacted your neighborhood.
Mary Ann Banes, a 35-year resident of Kilkenny Circle in Perry Hall, said she always expected it to happen to her home. Instead, it was her neighbor, directly across the street, whose home was struck by a large tree during Friday night's storm. "My husband watched it happen. It just bent right over onto the house," Banes said. "I'm just glad everyone's OK." Banes added that her neighbors are known to keep one of the cleanest yards on the road, and they have already received some assistance from the Red Cross. What did you witness during the Friday storm? Tell us how it impacted your neighborhood in the comments, and share your photos in the gallery.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company shows thousands without power in the Perry Hall and White Marsh areas.
Police responded to several traffic signal outages and downed trees blocking roadways in the Perry Hall and White Marsh areas Saturday morning. A desk officer at the White Marsh police precinct, as well as reports from area residents, confirmed the following traffic situations, caused by Friday night's severe storm. Signal outages: Downed trees: According to Baltimore Gas and Electric, over 500,000 customers lost power during the storm, and as of 8:15 a.m., more than 421,000 were still without power. Over 100,000 outages were reported in Baltimore County. Add your storm damage photos to the gallery and tell us if and where you lost power in the comments. Towson Patch editor Tyler Waldman contributed to this report.