Utility crews had restored power by 10 a.m. yesterday to the 14,050 customers in Baltimore and five surrounding counties that were swept by a storm Monday night, the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said.
The brief storm did not cause any major damage, authorities and the utility said, although it dumped 2.4 inches of rain in an hour in the Finksburg area of Carroll County, and nearly half an inch at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Some of the homes and businesses were without power from 9:15 p.m., when the first lightning strikes caused outages, said John A. Metzger, a company spokesman. Calls about lost power came in until 9 a.m. yesterday, he said.
Baltimore County was hardest hit, with 5,034 customers losing electricity. Harford County had 3,380 places without power; Anne Arundel County, 2,977; Baltimore, 1,042; Carroll County, 835; and Howard County, 782.