Pikesville still was suffering from plenty of damage from the storm that tore through the region.
After the extreme heat during the day Friday — temperatures over 100 with heat indices that pushed past 110 — the huge storm hit late Friday. There was a lot of damage, enough for Gov. Martin O'Malley to issue a state of emergency for the state due to the harsh storms, high temperatures and long period of time it's expected to recover.
On Saturday night, many traffic lights remained out and numerous neighborhoods were without power. Various reports have said that, in certain situations, it could take days to fix everything.
Trees had been lifted out of the ground, snapped in half and simply broken by the sheer force of the storm. Much of the damage remained in place in Pikesville Saturday night.
Pikesville resident Michael Schwartzberg got some photos of the damage. Visit his photo gallery "'Derecho' Storm Hits Pikesville."
On stretches of Reisterstown Road below the Beltway, traffic lights remained out. Cars were having trouble moving, especially those wanting to turn left.
In addition, traffic lights weren't working in other parts of Pikesville either, especially from the Beltway over towards Pikesville High. Most of the traffic lights were out in that area, also.
According to Pikesville Patch readers, the storm has caused some damage.
David Castine tweeted Saturday that there were road closures on Park Heights Avenue north of Hooks Lane, as well as on Old Court Road.
On Facebook, a reader said "Sudbrook (Park) didn't fare real well. Power lines down and large trees making roads impassable. That was one heck of a storm."
The Ralston community, however, didn't appear to have a lot of damage, the reader said.
Ari Rosen gave tweeted to Patch that the BGE trucks were out at his place "ASAP and power was restored quickly!"
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