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Power Out for More Than 1K in Columbia

An elementary school canceled after-school activities because of an outage.

(Patch File Photo)
(Patch File Photo)
A power outage that affected more than 1,000 customers in Columbia caused a change in plans for two schools Tuesday afternoon.

All after-school and evening activities were canceled at Bryant Woods Elementary because of the outage, the Howard County Public School System reported Tuesday afternoon.

At 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, after the announcement about Bryant Woods, BGE reported that nearly 1,000 outages were under investigation in Howard County.

By 8:20 p.m., BGE said there were more than 1,500 outages in Howard County. Most were concentrated in the Wilde Lake area. Because of the outage, Wilde Lake Middle School canceled evening activities.



Skye Anderson May 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Anybody know the reason for the outage? It lasted til 9 pm. Thanks.

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