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Over 62,000 in Baltimore area without power after Tuesday’s severe thunderstorms – Baltimore Sun

by DrewLUD

Severe thunderstorms that pushed through Maryland last night forced dozens of road closures and left over 62,000 people in the Baltimore metro area without power Wednesday morning.

Residents in Harford, Carroll and Northern Baltimore counties were hit hardest by the power outages, while Baltimore City was largely unaffected by power outages.

Baltimore County saw over 29,000 customers still without power Wednesday morning, while more than 16,000 customers in Harford County and nearly 12,000 customers in Carroll County were impacted, according to Baltimore Gas & Electric.

There were also nearly 4,000 people without power in Anne Arundel County and several hundred in Baltimore City. Some Baltimore County schools are also without power and will be closed Wednesday.

The schools effected by the power outage include Cockeysville Middle School, Carroll Manor Elementary School, Dulaney High School, Hampton Elementary School, Hereford Middle School, Jacksonville Elementary School, Pot Spring Elementary School, Prettyboy Elementary School, Riderwood Elementary School, Summit Park Elementary School, Pine Grove Elementary School, Pine Grove Middle School, Sparks Elementary School, and Fifth District Elementary School.

There were no local road closures reported in Baltimore County but some interstates and thruways were closed because of damages caused by the storm.

Six state roads and interstates remain closed in both directions due to debris or utility issues in Baltimore County. Road closures include MD 147 North/South at Sunshine Avenue, MD 45 North/South at Ensor Mill Road, MD 25 North/South north of Gunpowder Road, MD 25 North/South north of Gunpowder Road, MD 45 North/South at lower Glencoe Road, MD 138 East/West at Piney Hill Road, MD 138 North/South between Piney Hill Road and MD 562, MD 129 North/South at Garrison Forest Road.

In Carroll County, reports of road closures due to downed wires and trees began late Tuesday afternoon and extended late into the night. More than 40 roads were still closed Wednesday morning due to downed wires and trees. See the latest updates here.

Harford County reported 32 local road closures Wednesday morning, with over half of those due to downed trees. Road closures were concentrated in the southeast section of the county, including Joppatowne, Bel Air and Aberdeen. See the latest updates here.

No injuries were reported in Tuesday’s night storm in Harford County.

This story will be updated.

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