BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Crews say they are "making significant progress" in restoring gas service to west Baltimore, where hundreds of residents have been affected by an outage after "the infiltration of water into the gas mains from area water pipes on Wednesday afternoon," said BGE.
"By Saturday evening, gas service is projected to be restored to about half of the gas mains serving customers in the affected area," reported BGE spokesperson Linda Foy. "Several blocks had already been restored by Friday evening. At least 6,000 gallons of water have been removed from the mains, representing about half of the water in the system with no additional water entering the mains at this time."
BGE said crews have been working "around the clock" and are going door-to-door in homes where meters need to be shut off or service can be restored.
Customers can inquire about restoration status at 1-800-685-0123.
BGE is reminding customers that turning off indoor gas meters is critical to the restoration process. Those who have not had their service disconnected are asked to call BGE ASAP at the above number.