Regional Digest

Regional Digest

April 06, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Toolbox found under car prompts I-83 ramp closings

A construction worker's toolbox left under a car on Eager Street in Mount Vernon yesterday afternoon prompted Baltimore police to shut down nearby on- and off-ramps to Interstate 83 for about an hour and a half.

Police received a report of a suspicious package about 4 p.m., said Officer Donny Moses, spokesman for the department. They do not know who left the box, he said. Police determined the toolbox did not pose a threat.

"There's a [Baltimore Orioles] game going on today. They had to take precautions," Moses said.

In Howard County

Downed utility pole causes power outage in Jessup

About 525 homes in the Jessup neighborhood of Howard County lost power for about half an hour yesterday afternoon when a BGE utility pole was knocked down during a motor vehicle accident on U.S. 1 near Cedar Avenue, an energy company spokeswoman said.

The incident was reported to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. at 1:27 p.m. Service was restored to all but 10 customers by 2:09 p.m., said Angela Walters, spokeswoman for Constellation Energy Group Inc., which owns BGE.

A Howard County police desk officer said late yesterday afternoon that she could not immediately confirm that an accident had taken place or provide details.

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