Anne Arundel County Continues To Clean Up After Storm

SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The quiet streets of Anne Arundel County are now interrupted by generators and blocked by debris. The area was also hit hard by the storm.

Rochelle Ritchie has more.

Hundred-foot trees snapped in two. Tops of trees are in the road, blocking drivers and homeowners.

“I live in the middle of where we can’t go,” said Mary Andrew.

Mary Andrew’s home is on one of more than 20 roads blocked in the county by downed wires and a tree.

“I don’t expect power by Wednesday and I’d be surprised if it’s Friday,” Andrew said.

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold says crews are working around the clock to clear driveways and roads of debris.

“I spoke to the president of Baltimore Gas and Electric, who informed me that external crews from outside the state arrived to expedite the cleanup,” said Leopold.

Thousands of people remain without power, forcing them out of their homes.

“It’s frustrating to move into a home when you don’t have any electricity,” said Matt Palermo.

Friday night’s storm proved to be deadly. One person died in Edgewater.

The director of emergency operations says ensuring everyone’s safety is crucial as cleanup continues.

“If anybody is near any live wires, they should stay away. A wire that’s been disabled could become live,” said Lt. Herbert Hasenpusch.

Many just want to know when the power will be back on. Unfortunately, there’s no answer. Many power lines have trees on them.

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