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Storm downs trees, closes roads in central Md.

WASHINGTON — Officials are reporting trees down, roads closed and tens of thousands of power outages in Maryland and Delaware after a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through.

Carroll County Emergency Management Director James Weed says large hail fell near Union Bridge and New Windsor on Thursday. He says it piled up “to the point that it looked like snow on the ground.”

Baltimore Gas and Electric reports about 8,000 customers without power, mostly in Carroll and Baltimore counties. Potomac Edison reports another 4,000 customers without power in Carroll, Frederick and Allegany counties.

Delmarva Power reports 17,000 customers in the dark, mostly in New Castle County, Delaware. A county official says trees were reported down and one fell on a house.

The storms left tens of thousands without power in the Midwest.

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