COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - Police do not know when roads in Cockeysville will be re-opened after a truck crash knocked down overhead light rail wires, according to Baltimore County police.
A garbage truck knocked down wires Thursday afternoon in the area of Beaver Dam and Warren roads in Cockeysville. Beaver Dam is closed at Warren Road, although Warren Road remains open, according to police. The light rail is "completely down" at Beaver Dam and Warren roads.
Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens said light rail service has been suspended between the Hunt Valley and Timonium Road stops due to the loss in power. Shuttle buses will be deployed to carry passengers between the stops.
"Customers who ordinarily use Hunt Valley, Pepper Road, McCormick, Gilroy or the Warren Road stations who are planning to attend tonight’s game at M&T Bank Stadium are encouraged to drive to the Timonium Light Rail station and board there," Owens said in a statement.
For evening commuters, police suggest drives detour Warren Road to Cockeysville Road then to York Road.
"It is anticipated that the road will be closed for an extended time. There is no estimated time on when the road will be reopened," according to a release.
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