Utilities prepare for Tropical Storm Hanna

MARYLAND - Utilities around the region are gearing up for Tropical Storm Hanna.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company says more than 1,500 BGE employees and contractors are prepared to work around the clock to restore power outages if they occur.

In the Washington suburbs, Pepco spokesman Bob Dobkin says they're looking at the possibility of having company and contract crews work over the weekend, depending on the forecast.

Delmarva Power spokeswoman Bridget Shelton says the Eastern Shore utility is also preparing to alert customers of the possibility of outages due to the storm.

In western Maryland, Allegheny Power spokesman Todd Meyers says they will have additional crews at service centers and line crews on standby in addition to those already scheduled.



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