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Festival, Surrounding Areas Have Power Restored

BGE workers said they fixed the outage around 9 a.m.

The and its surrounding areas are no longer without power about 48 hours after ravaged Harford County.

Shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, BGE workers "flipped the switch," returning power to one of Bel Air's busiest business areas, along with the corridor from Bright Oaks Drive to Wheel Road. Electric was also restored across Bel Air South Parkway, including lights at the intersection with Maryland Route 24, into the area where , and are located.

A BGE worker on scene said the fix is permanent.

"If it's on, it's on," the worker said.

Jessica Lamoureux August 30, 2011 at 01:20 PM
Now send those BGE trucks to the Downtown area and the townhomes off Moores Mill Rd!
holly August 30, 2011 at 01:41 PM
They all got power back last night....
Rick August 30, 2011 at 01:53 PM
Please send them to the Rocks State park area. Horses need water toooooo.
Jessica Lamoureux August 30, 2011 at 02:27 PM
No the townhomes do NOT have power...came on for about 3 hours and back off. Bge told them Sept 3rd!
Jill Bracewell August 30, 2011 at 02:38 PM
Anyone think that they will actually open schools tomorrow?
Jessica Lamoureux August 30, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Jill....I am praying! lol
Rita Lynn Mansfield August 30, 2011 at 03:04 PM
They would have to bring power on line today and replenish the food in all of the schools. They should just make the decision and close until Tuesday - after the Labor Day Holiday.
Rebecca Love August 30, 2011 at 03:17 PM
YESSSS! Finally, good news! I am really hoping its on when I get home.
Andrea Walter August 30, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Parts of Jarrettsville/Street are still without power. Come on BGE...going on day 3. There is a tree down on wires in the 1900 block of Jerrys rd that has gone untouched this entire time. I'm pretty disgusted.
Jarrod August 30, 2011 at 07:51 PM
The Bel Air Athletic Club has opened its doors to all local Harford County residents without power or water service. Please feel free to stop on by, take a shower, power up your electronic devices, cell phones etc and de-stress from a tough weekend.
Jim Coffin August 30, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Bull S$%&! I live less than a half mile from festival and the power definitely has not been restored. BGE's efforts in Harford County has been erratic at best, but more like pitiful. In general they have been outperformed by Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia crews during this outage.

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