How's Your Power Situation, Towson?

Some West Towson residents got their power back—then lost it again.

Once was enough.

But as the thunder roared again early Monday morning, some West Towson residents found themselves again without power.

"I was so happy we finally had ice cubes built back up into the freezer, and goodbye ice cubes," said West Towson resident Sonja Burns.

Burns' power finally came back just before 10 a.m. Monday.

"Maybe Towson is just about to come back into the light," she said.

Her first outage lasted from Friday night to early Sunday morning. During the outage, she said, she, her husband and their cats found way to keep cool and entertained.

" was still open, so that seemed to be where everyone gravitated to the morning after. So I had my coffee and my bagels, so it's OK," Burns said. "It's a little adventure. When it starts to drag on for days and then a week, it starts to be more of a pain."

Another West Towson resident told Patch in an email that they heard a loud explosion and saw a flash outside their window on West Pennsylvania Avenue just after 1 a.m. Monday morning. The resident saw crews respond to what appeared to be a loose power line.

Check out what other West Towson residents are saying on our Facebook page.

According to BGE, more than 230,000 customers remained without power regionwide as of 10:50 a.m. Monday, including nearly 66,000 in Baltimore County.

Elsewhere in Towson, Patch's Doug Donovan writes about how . Much of Rodgers Forge was apparently restored overnight, including this editor's apartment.

You tell us: What's the outage situation like where you are? How do you feel about BGE's response to the storm?

Rus Vanwestervelt July 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM
David, is it too soon to ponder, as well, if BGE plans on passing along the bill to its customers after restoration is completed? I do NOT know if this actually happened. Others, do you know if BGE was allowed to pass along the costs to its customers? http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-09-21/business/bs-bz-bge-irene-report-20110921_1_bge-customers-central-maryland-customers-hurricane-irene
Kathy Keys Osborn July 02, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Still no power for a bunch of us in West Towson. Over 60 hours now & not a flicker.
Dolores Berger July 03, 2012 at 11:43 AM
We're still out in Stoneleigh.
Kim Deinlein July 03, 2012 at 01:05 PM
No power yet in Idlewylde
Wendy Kwiatkowski July 05, 2012 at 12:00 PM
We are still without power on Maryland Ave. Three inches of standing water in the basement and 90 plus degrees in the house. I pray today is our lucky day. Sweet friends of ours are letting us use their house as they vacation. People like this make this inconvenience bearable. While BGE may not have fixed our problem yet I believe we would do better to praise their efforts and be thankful. I don't think they are intentionally keeping us in the dark so we will send them hate mail or use our limited cell life on hold with them. Take a look around...Wiltondale residents have extension cords across the streets to help neighbors out! Let's focus on the community and friendship we see around us as we weather this storm. Wendy K


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