PHOTOS: Power Outage Closes Main Street to Traffic, Business
A car struck a utility pole on Main Street Wednesday morning, causing traffic detours and forcing Main Street businesses without power to close for the day.
This story was updated at 4:50 p.m. with comments from Baltimore County Police Lt. Stephen Doarnberger.
Hundreds of Reisterstown residents were without power after a car collided with a utility pole on Main Street Wednesday morning.
Main Street is closed between Chartley and Glyndon Drives and motorists are being detoured around the Chartley Shopping Center via Shirley Manor Road.
The pole, on the corner of Main Street and Stocksdale Avenue, was leaning on an angle and split in the middle Wednesday afternoon. The woman driving the car that hit the pole was not transported to the hospital, said Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police's Franklin Precinct.
About 375 customers in the Reisterstown area were still without power around 1:20 p.m., said BGE spokeswoman Rachael Lighty. When power first went out, 3,000 customers were affected, she said.
Main Street was dark in the affected area, with most shops closed due to the power outage.
BGE workers are installing a new utility pole and power should be restored to all customers by 7 p.m., Lighty said.