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Storm Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Harford County

Fallen tree limbs, power outages peppered Harford County Tuesday night.

Vale Road after the storm. (Credit: Antonio Carmeni)
Vale Road after the storm. (Credit: Antonio Carmeni)
The severe thunderstorm warning in Harford County expired at 8:15 p.m. but the damage remained. 

Just before 8 p.m., winds of 58 mph were recorded on the waters of Havre de Grace, the National Weather Service reported.

Due to strong gusts, a number of trees and power lines were impacted across the county, according to Harford County Emergency Management.

Nearly 7,000 BGE customers were without power at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the utility company.

In Forest Hill, the 2900 block of Kathleen Drive near Louise Court was blocked due to wires and trees down in the road, emergency management reported.

MD Route 543 was shut down between Walters Mill Road and Gibson Road, according to the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association.

In Edgewood, the traffic light at MD Route 924 and Hanson Road was out, according to Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company; treat lights that are out as four-way stops.

In Jarrettsville, large branches were down, according to the National Weather Service.

Harford County Emergency Management advised drivers to be extra cautious.

On the bright side, Antonio Carmeni submitted a photo of a rainbow that smiled over Bel Air after the storm.

Did you see road closures, rainbows or other storm-related happenings? Add them in the comments!


Brian July 09, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Our power was out for hours over the weekend. The last nasty storm with all the lightning. I did get to finally use my generator though!!!

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