As Catonsville residents continue to clean up after a series of violent thunderstorms ripped through Baltimore County Friday night, here is what you need to know for Sunday morning.
- Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a late Saturday night, which will give the state flexibility to activate the Maryland National Guard and provide assistance to local emergency managers, if necessary.
- Weather: The chance of thunderstorms have passed and the high is expected to be 97 degrees, according the Weather Channel.
- Traffic: As of 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning, traffic lights were still out along Baltimore National Pike at North Rolling Road and at Winters Lane. Traffic was being diverted around Rolling Road through Edmondson Avenue as a large tree is still down at Rockwell Avenue and North Rolling Road.
- Outages: As of 9:30 a.m. on Saturday 84,000 customers were still without power in Baltimore County. Roughly 12,000 customers in the county were restored overnight. that it will take several days for power to be restored in central Maryland. Out-of-state crews have been called in to help with restoration efforts.
- If you're looking to buy dry ice, we have a list of places .
- Businesses along Frederick Road were not affected by Friday night's storms and businesses along Edmondson Avenue that lost power were able to open late Saturday. is open today and is having a fund-raiser today where a portion of their sales will go to the Catonsville July 4th celebrations committee. is still closed due to a power outage, however. Giant on Baltimore National Pike was open Sunday morning and did have ice. Wal-Mart, however, was closed.
- The Sunday Farmers Market will still be going on from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind .
Also early Saturday morning, a power outage at the Frederick Road pumping station caused 75,000 gallons of sewer overflow that occurred, which was stopped when crews restored power using the station’s on-site, emergency generator.
The alarm sounded at midnight; the overflow began at 1 a.m. and power was restored by 4 a.m. The overflow ceased at 7:20 a.m., according to a press release from the Baltimore County Public Works Department.
Overflow discharge from the Frederick Road station flows to the Patapsco River and Baltimore County Department of Health will monitor water quality in the Patapsco area affected by the overflow. At this point residents are advised not to swim in the Patapsco River, according to Baltimore County.
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