Gas service restored to more than 80% of West Baltimore residents affected by outage
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A West Baltimore community that has been without gas service since May 3 due to BGE repairs, will soon be getting relief.
Baltimore Gas & Electric officials tell FOX45 News in their latest update on Sunday, that they have restored more than 80% of the mains affected by the gas outage. On Saturday officials, said about 50% of gas mains serving customers, were restored.
Volunteers served free hot lunches Saturday to community members without gas service at the Sandtown Park & Playground.
The gas outage has affected hundreds of residents in the area around Matthew Henson Elementary School, due to the infiltration of water into the gas mains from area water pipes on Wednesday afternoon said BGE.
Customers affected by the mains that have recently been restored should already have service back, if not contact BGE so they can return to homes and reconnect service.
FOX45 News spoke with some of the frustrated customers on Friday.
BGE says they are still attempting to gain access to fewer than a dozen buildings to turn off gas and clear the line of water. This number is down from than 100 building Sunday morning.
Crews hope to gain access to the remaining properties by the end of the night. Once service is shut off to those buildings, they can began pumping remaining water out of the mains and then start restoring to affected customers.