UPDATE (9:25 p.m.)—A wind and rain storm that many weren't expecting hit Anne Arundel County about 10 p.m. Friday and roared through the area leaving toppled trees, scattered debris and power outages.
On Saturday just before 6 p.m., Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) showed more than 93,000 outages in the county—with power restored to nearly 18,000 customers since Friday—on the BGE online outage map. At 9:25 p.m., the map showed that 28,758 had power restored.
BGE warned that it could take days to fully restore power. More than 500 out-of-state utility workers will assist but BGE said the majority of those resources will not be available until Monday and Tuesday.
The Washington Post reported there is a possibility for more severe storms in the region with wind in excess of 75 mph on Saturday between 5 and 10 p.m.
Residents in the north and west sections of Anne Arundel County and the city of Annapolis are being asked to limit water usage between now and July 2 due to a loss of power at water treatment facilities. This request is to ensure there is adequate water pressure for firefighters or other emergency operations.
Only one fatality has been reported so far in the county: after a large tree fell on the vehicle he was driving. High winds and heavy rains were reported in the area at the time of the incident just before midnight.
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police reported that the high winds toppled a tractor trailer on the Bay Bridge around 11:20 p.m., shutting down both spans of the bridge, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Odenton-Severn Patch reported on in the area: The National Weather Service announced a severe thunderstorm watch Friday night, and said wind of more than 70 miles an hour had been reported in parts of the region.
"This kind of fast-moving, long-lived, large, and violent thunderstorm complex is known as a derecho," reported The Washington Post.
Annapolis Patch features a photo from Friday night where .
More than 420,000 total customers in the Baltimore metropolitan area lost power, according to BGE. Outages could take several days to restore.
To report a power outage to BGE, call 877-778-2222.
Closures reported in Anne Arundel County:
- The following Anne Arundel County Public Library branches are closed due to no power: Provinces, West County, Broadneck, Maryland City, South County and Severna Park.
- On the Broadneck peninsula, Sandy Point State Park announced on Saturday morning that the park is closed until further notice due to storm damage and a power outage.
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