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BGE: Wet snowstorm worse than 2010 blizzards

Baltimore Gas & Electric says it’s will be a slow process getting power restored to tens of thousands of central Maryland customers.

Spokesman Rob Gould says the vast majority of customers still in the dark should have their power restored by late Saturday, but some outages will extend into Sunday.

BGE has about 1.2 million residential customers, and nearly 200,000 — about 15 percent — lost power at some point during the storm Wednesday night. As of 1 p.m. Thursday, more than 82,000 remained without power.

Gould says only 142,000 customers lost power during the back-to-back blizzards of February 2010 that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow apiece.

He says the heavy, wet snow during this storm was much more damaging to power lines, with reports of damage to more than 1,700 wires.