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Most Baltimore area school systems closed Tuesday

Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County schools will be closed Tuesday as those systems postponed the start of the school year for a second day in a row because of power outages caused by Hurricane Irene. Anne Arundel, which opened schools last week, also are closed Tuesday.

In Baltimore City, 30 school buildings that comprise 42 schools were without power late Monday afternoon, down from more than 60, according to Keith Scroggins, chief operating officer for city schools.

Baltimore County schools said Monday that out of their 173 schools, 43 were without power, down from 65 on Sunday afternoon.

A Harford County school spokeswoman said 29 of 54 schools were still without power on Monday.

Howard County said it would open schools Tuesday, though 10 remain without power and are closed. They are Atholton High, Dunloggin Middle, Folly Quarter Middle, Glenelg High, Marriotts Ridge High, Mount View Middle, Northfield Elementary, St. John's Lane Elementary, Triadelphia Ridge Elementary and West Friendship Elementary.

Carroll County, which was not slated to start school until Tuesday, announced Monday afternoon that schools would open on time except Century High School and Hampstead Elementary School, which do not have power.

Baltimore Sun reporter Erica L. Green and The Aegis contributed to this article.

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