Monday, May 12, 2008

Storm Drenches Maryland, Closes Roads

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the area were without power Monday after storms downed trees and power lines. Meanwhile, the weather forced a number of school closings and delays.

A flood watch is in effect in many areas until 2 p.m. or later.

11 Insta-Weather Plus chief meteorologist Tom Tasselmyer said just more than 3 inches of rain had fallen at BWI airport by about 7 a.m. Monday.

Baltimore Gas and Electric reported more than 33,000 customers without power at about 9 a.m. About 14,000 of those were in Anne Arundel County. In Calvert County, more than 7,000 people were without power.

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