Electricity for 2,000-3,000 businesses, homes knocked out when car hits pole

June 21, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A car struck a utility pole last night in the Linthicum Heights section of Anne Arundel County and knocked out electricity to 2,000 to 3,000 homes and businesses for several hours, said a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokesman.

Michael Delaney said the car struck the pole near Camp Meade and Maple roads about 9 p.m., knocking it to the ground and causing at least five feeder lines controlled by a transformer atop the pole to fail.

Delaney said power to customers in Shipley and Linthicum Heights in Anne Arundel and sections of Arbutus in Baltimore County were affected. He said service was to be restored about 2 a.m. today after a new pole was put up and the feeder lines repaired.

Anne Arundel County police said no serious injuries were reported in the accident.

Pub Date: 6/21/99

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