Regional Recap, August 29, 2011

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Hundreds Of Thousands Still In Dark After Irene. The effects of Hurricane Irene continue to be felt across Maryland, as hundreds of thousands deal with the loss of power and others continue to clear out the debris left behind.At 6:30 a.m. Monday, more than 375,000 Maryland residents were still without power, most of which were in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.

First Day Of School Delayed For 300K+ Students. More than 300,000 Maryland students get to stay home on what should have been the first day of school Monday due to widespread power outages and cleanup from Hurricane Irene.Most of those students are in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, as well as Baltimore City.At least four school systems were affected by the storm on the Eastern Shore.

Drivers Warned About Non-Working Traffic Signals. Baltimore officials said many traffic signals are not working due to Hurricane Irene, and motorists are advised to use caution. Officials said the signals will not be functioning in time for Monday’s morning commute, including signals along Northern Parkway and at Harford Road and Old Harford Road. Officials said you should treat the light like a stop sign. However, emergency generators have been set up to provide power at some major intersections, and officers will be stationed at others.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reopened.  The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) reopened Sunday morning and is operating under Phase II wind restrictions because of sustained winds of 42-45 mph and wind gusts of 53 mph.House trailers, empty box trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, hitch trailers with sides or any vehicle that may not safely cross the bridge are prohibited from traveling the bridge.

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