A number of Marylanders are heading South to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Among them are more than 200 employees and contractors from Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, according to a release from BGE.

The crews have been deployed to help restore electric service to customers affected by the storm.

BGE joined with its Exelon sister utilities—Atlantic City Electric, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco—in making available more than 1,800 utility employees and contractors to assist with restoring electric service in areas of the southeast U.S. affected by the hurricane.  

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Reporting live @wbalradio w/ @BryanNehman @MyBGEmaterials warehouse in Windsor Mill as 200 BGE employees & contractors head to FLA 

5:29 AM - Sep 11, 2017

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“BGE always stands ready to assist our peer utilities facing significant loss of electric service caused by major weather events, provided it does not compromise our ability to respond to emergencies within BGE’s central Maryland service area” said Stephen J. Woerner, president and chief operating officer for BGE. “As part of Exelon, BGE and its sister utilities represent one of the largest contingents of resources being deployed to help restore power to customers affected by Hurricane Irma.”

As of Sunday, BGE and contractor crews have begun traveling south and will begin work as soon as the storm has passed and utilities assess damage. BGE employees and contractor crews will be supporting the restoration efforts of Florida Power and Light, Georgia Power and other utilities affected by the storm.