PSNH Crews Re-Deployed to Assist Baltimore Gas & Electric Customers
Line workers and support personnel from Public Service of New Hampshire are on their way to Maryland to assist customers of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company. The PSNH workers, including five linetrucks, a supervisor and a mechanical crew, will part of a larger contingent from other Northeast Utilities subsidiaries around New England.
The PSNH workers had originally been selected to assist First Energy Corporation customers, also in Maryland, but have been redeployed to the Baltimore area, as emergency responders tweak plans in order to best use the hundreds of crews who are descending on the mid-Atlantic region from all over the Eastern Seaboard.
Baltimore Gas & Electric Company reported more than 231,000 customers still without power on Monday morning, down from a peak of more than 600,000. In total, more than three million customers in the region were impacted by a fierce storm Friday night that included hurricane force winds over a wide area.
PSNH crews assist customers of other utilities as part of a mutual aid system that has benefited New Hampshire in the past. In fact, Baltimore Gas and Electric crews were in the Granite State in recent years, helping restore power to PSNH customers after significant storm events.
2012-07-10: Updated with photo of crews