In the city it’s called “shots fired,” but an early morning explosive “boom!” in Oella didn’t involve guns.
Essentially, it was a blown fuse along a power line.
“They call it shots fired in the city because whenever it happens the police come,” said a BGE employee who arrived at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday to fix the problem. He said a tree limb likely bounced off the line in the wrong place, leading to the blow-out.
The isolated power outage, which was fixed by late morning, came as residents in the Font Hill neighborhood prepared to meet with BGE to discuss what Cathy Eshmont calls a “dismal reliability record.”
Eshmont, a resident who said she had had reliability issues with BGE, has spearheaded “Reliability4HoCo,” a forum on Facebook where residents discuss similar frustrations.
Residents with concerns about power outages or reliability will be meeting with with BGE representatives at tonight at 7:30.