BGE addresses loud booms, brief power outages in Carney, Perry Hall

BGEBGE has responded after reached out for comment regarding brief power outages in the Carney/Perry Hall area.

Residents reported hearing loud booms, seeing bright flashes, and experiencing momentary power outages early on Sunday and late Monday night.

Monday night’s occurrence occurred just before midnight.

The occurrences were limited to the areas surrounding Magledt Road and Northwind Road.


BGE has responded, stating that they do not know what caused the outages.

BGE writes:

We apologize for any inconvenience.  Our records show momentary disturbances in the flow of power to 881 customers [in the Northwind & Magledt Road areas], 21234 on 10/14 and 10/15.  Due to the way our system was set up, these outages were able to be automatically restored ensuring our customers only had to endure a momentary outage instead of a longer outage. We were unable to confirm the exact cause of the recent momentary outages in the area.

Loud boom, brief power flicker confounds Carney, Perry Hall residents

Mystery Question MarkUPDATE: BGE has responded here.

Original story below…


What was that loud boom?

That’s what many Carney and Perry Hall residents are asking after hearing the sound on Saturday night and again on Monday night.

It is not likely to be the aforementioned “crop cannon” boom as, this time, each occurrence has been accompanied by a bright flash and a brief power outage.


In a Perry Hall-area Facebook group on Monday night, one individual wrote, “Woah!!! Just heard a huge bang and the power went off for a few seconds!!!”

“It happened two days ago in the middle of the night,” replied another individual. “We had a bright flash as well.”

Monday night’s occurrence occurred just before midnight.  Saturday’s occurrence is believed to have occurred sometime in the overnight hours.

So far, the occurrences have been limited to the areas surrounding Magledt Road and Northwind Road.

NottinghamMD has reached out to both BGE and Councilman David Marks for further clarification.

Robbery, burglary reported in Carney

Police LightsPolice are investigating a robbery and a burglary that were reported in Carney over the past week.

At just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, an armed individual entered the Carroll Fuel store, located in the 9200-block of Harford Road (21234), jumped the counter, and demanded that the clerk open both cash drawers. The suspect then removed cash from both drawers, grabbed the clerk’s cell phone, and fled in a vehicle.


Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday, October 8, an individual entered a garage door to a home in the 9300-block of Waltham Woods Road (21234) and forced open an inner door to gain entry into the residence.  Once inside, the suspect stole jewelry then fled the scene.

Police investigating robbery in Carney, attempted burglary in Perry Hall

.police-lightsPolice are investigating an attempted burglary and a robbery that were reported this week.

Sometime between 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, a garage door was damaged on Autumn Glow Way (21128).  Entry was not gained and nothing was stolen.

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, a juvenile was walking on Ferns Way when he met up with a group of friends. When they stopped to get out of the rain, two individuals assaulted the juvenile and stole his cell phone and ear buds The suspects then fled the scene.

Late-night crash reported on I-695

Crews are on the scene of a late-night crash along I-695.

The crash was reported along the inner loop just prior to the Harford Road exit at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

The three right lanes along the inner loop have been shut down.

There has been no word on any injuries.

Mototists should expect delays in the area.