A major power outage in Annapolis has been reported after two main service lines went down. Glowing lights could be seen from all the city from the power station.
Power has now been restored to an esimated 70,000 BGE customers in the Annapolis Crownsville area.
A BGE spokesperson told NEXTGEN FM that the cause of the incident is still unclear, but the transmission lines do supply power to the Bestgate substation.
Power was cut to a large area from Crownsville to Annapolis. Over 40,000 people are reported without power and many businesses are in the dark.
At approximately 9 p.m., we lost service to two main feeder lines into the Annapolis area. Crews are responding to identify the problem and restore service as soon as possible
High wind warnings are in effect and this could certainly delay any restoration work being undertaken by BGE crews.
Call 877.778.2222 to report an outage in your area.
Heavy bands of rain are moving through Maryland and the incident may be weather related officials are saying.
Many on social media are stating the Mayan apocalypse is somehow responsible for the power outage.
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen kept his sense of humor during the outage, posting this message on Twitter: “Stay calm and collected. It’s not the Mayan apocalypse. I need to get the Market House reopened before the world ends.”
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Video of the power outage