Baltimore Gas and Electric is bringing in 500 extra workers to help with any power outages that might occur due to a potential winter storm Tuesday evening and Wednesday, according to a news release Monday afternoon.
Wind gusts could get as strong as 50 mph, causing outages and even preventing the company's use of bucket trucks to make repairs right away, the release states.
"Snow accumulations are forecasted to reach between six to 15 inches. Coupled with high wind gusts, heavy, wet snow can cover tree limbs, electric delivery equipment and power lines, and cause power outages," wrote BGE officials in a news release.
A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening, including in Maryland: from Frederick to Baltimore, and Westminster to Annapolis, according to the National Weather Service.
There might be "heavy wet snow, gusty winds, possible power outages," it states.
Meteorologist Justin Berk says there could be up to 5 inches in some areas of Central Maryland.
The regional Foot's Forecast published Monday morning announced: "This.Is.Not.A.Drill."
What's coming Tuesday for Maryland, Virginia, the Potomac River Valley, southeast and central Pennsylvania could be "the snowstorm of the year, in a powder-filled last hurrah," bringing "difficult travel, school closures and flight cancelations," Foot's states.
While Foot's calls for snow Tuesday night through Thursday morning for the larger region, the National Weather Service forecast for Howard and Carroll counties and the Metro area says snow is likely Tuesday through Wednesday night.
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