Tuesday Storms Cause Cancellations, Outages, Flooding
Wind gusts in some places reached up to 60 miles per hour, according to weather data.
Severe weather in Maryland on Tuesday brought rain, a brief tornado warning, thousands of power outages and wind gusts in some places up to 60 miles per hour.
Overall, it appears this storm left Maryland relatively unscathed with minor damage reported across the state. Annapolis Patch reported coastal flooding caused City Dock to start taking on water even before the rains hit.
BGE officials said in a news release that the company had restored power to nearly 7,000 customers as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, but warned that additional outages are possible with storms expected to continue through Tuesday evening and early Wednesday.
Just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, about 5,600 BGE customers across the state were without power. There were about 1,300 customers still out of power in Anne Arundel County with power restored to more than 8,300.
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The National Weather Service (NWS) placed a tornado watch through much of Maryland during the day Tuesday, but lifted it Tuesday evening.
A tornado warning was issued briefly for Northern Prince George’s County Tuesday afternoon, reported Greenbelt Patch, but NWS data shows no known tornadoes that touched down Tuesday.
Severe weather also caused several inconveniences Tuesday.
Most MARC trains were delayed between 30 and 60 minutes due to weather-related signal issues and speed restrictions on the Penn Line between Washington and BWI, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).
The MTA also said a tree fell on the tracks along the Brunswick Line, which experienced flash flooding, causing additional delays.
Travelers flying through BWI experienced delays in the afternoon, the airport posted to its official Twitter account, stating: "Northeast airports from Boston to DC, including BWI Marshall, are experiencing weather delays."
Also, while the storm was traveling across the region, a crash on I-695 between Washington Boulevard and I-95 closed all lanes of the Outer Loop between 2 and 3 p.m., according to @MD511. Two people were taken to shock trauma, according to Arbutus Patch.