Power outage in Annapolis forces office closing


An electrical outage in Annapolis yesterday afternoon closed an Anne Arundel County government office building, sending 250 employees home early and affecting several other offices and residences downtown.

The outage - the third in about two months in the area - was caused by a problem with an underground cable in the area of West and Calvert streets about 2 p.m., said Constellation Energy spokesman Clay Perry. He said 238 customers were affected. Power was restored to two-thirds of those customers in about two hours. By about 9 p.m., only two customers remained without power, but they were expected to be restored about 10 p.m.

The post office on Church Circle and some nearby public housing units were among the other buildings that were affected by yesterday's outage. Perry said that the outage was probably unrelated to recent road and utility work in the area.

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