Lights now operating at Route 40 intersections in Harford

Maryland State Police say traffic signals are operational again at several major intersections along Route 40 in the Edgewood area.

The Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack issued a traffic advisory early Monday about the traffic light outages along route 40 from Aberdeen west to Edgewood, the result of power outages caused by Friday's severe thunderstorms. Most of the outages are between Route 24 and Woodbridge Center Way in Edgewood.

Just after 7 a.m., however, Bel Air Barrack Commander Lt. Charles Moore said in an e-mail that all the signals is question had become operational.

Harford County government said it will use library branches around the county as cooling centers Monday, as temperatures are again expected to climb into the mid-90s.

The library branches will be open as public cooling centers during their normal business hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check for information on specific locations.

The county had fire stations open to the public in Bel Air and Abingdon on Sunday to serve as cooling stations on a day when libraries are closed.

Baltimore Gas & Electric's website showed 1,599 of the company's 100,000 electric customers were without power shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday. The website also reported 15,590, a considerably higher number than it reported Saturday, about 12 hours following the storm, when it showed more than 9,000 Harford customers had lost power at some point.

In either case, the number of Harford County residences and businesses that lost power as a result of Friday's storm was relatively low compared with the hundreds of thousands left without power in other counties and Baltimore City. Many still did not power Monday morning.

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