Overnight storms leave thousands in the dark

Heavy rain, wind, thunder and lightning moved through Baltimore and the surrounding areas overnight Wednesday, taking down tree limbs and leaving thousands of Maryland residents in the dark.

At the height of the storm, more than 20,000 power outages were reported to BGE.

That number had dropped by Thursday morning with more than 11,000 customers waiting for power to be restored as of 7 a.m. Anne Arundel County was hit the hardest when in power outages.

Storm damage was not limited to power lines. In Carroll County a 30-foot tree was uprooted during the storm, and a downed tree was impacting early morning traffic Thursday on Old Frederick Road in Howard County.

Light rail service to BWI Airport lost power because of the storms and service remained suspended Thursday morning. A shuttle bus service was in service between North Linthicum to BWI Business District and BWI Airport Stations.

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