Philadelphia Road closed due to overnight crash in Joppa

Overnight Crash Joppa 20170820
Photo via Brandi Cosner White

UPDATE: Authorities say a nearby home caught fire in the 1100 block of Mountain Road South after the utility pole brought wires down.

The occupant heard the impact, smelled smoke, and heard their smoke detector.

The occupant and her 5-year-old daughter exited the home safely.

Original story below…


A portion of Philadelphia Road remains closed at this hour due to an overnight crash in Joppa.

The crash occurred at about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday in the 1600 block of Philadelphia Road.

Officials say a vehicle struck a utility pole, bringing it down and causing a power outage, then the vehicle overturned.

Philadelphia Road is shut down between Clayton Avenue and Raspe Lane.

There has been no word on any injuries.


Jaws of Life used in dramatic Joppa rescue

Joppa Rescue 20170815A dramatic rescue took place along Interstate 95 in Joppa on Tuesday afternoon.

At just after 1 p.m., crews from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company responded to a crash along northbound I-95, prior to the Mountain Road exit.

At the scene, paramedics found one vehicle that had gone off the highway and down an embankment, with the driver trapped.

The call was escalated to a rescue, which brought a response from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. Rescue crews worked to stabilize the vehicle before using the Jaws of Life and other tools to remove the patient.

Additional rescuers prepared a rope rescue system to bring the patient up the embankment, out of the woods, and back to the roadway.

The patient, a seriously-injured adult female, was taken to Shock Trauma.

Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

Baltimore County Summer Restaurant Week begins August 4th

FoodOrganizers of Baltimore County Summer Restaurant Week are pleased to announce that the 14th bi-annual promotion begins on Friday, August 4.

Sixty-two participating restaurants from across the county will feature special menus at discounted, fixed prices, offering one- to three-course brunch, lunch, and dinner specials ranging from $15 to $35.

“Foodies and patrons alike look forward to Restaurant Week – it’s a great time for them to experience places they’ve been meaning to try at a big savings,” stated Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “I encourage everyone to experience the many diverse cuisines in the County and support the local restaurant industry.”

The following restaurants in northeastern Baltimore County will be participating:

Basta Pasta
9629 Belair Road
Nottingham, Maryland 21236
(410) 513-7971

Bill Bateman’s Bistro
8810 Waltham Woods Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234
(410) 668-1080

The Bowman Restaurant
9306 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234
(410) 665-8600

By The Docks
3321 Eastern Boulevard
Middle River, Maryland 21220
(410) 686-1188

Conrad’s Seafood
9654 Belair Road
Perry Hall, Maryland 21236
(410) 529-3474

The Harp
8706 Belair Road
Nottingham, Maryland 21236
(410) 529-4277

Island View Waterfront Cafe
2542 Island View Road
Essex, Maryland 21221
(410) 687-9799

5005 Honeygo Center Drive
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
(410) 529-4567

Lib’s Grill
5009 Honeygo Center Drive, Suite 101
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
(410) 513-7133

McFaul’s IronHorse Tavern
2260 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234
(410) 828-1625

Mountain Branch Grille and Pub
1827 Mountain Road
Joppa, Maryland 21085
(410) 836-9600

1725 Taylor Avenue
Parkville, Maryland 21234
(410) 661-4357

River Watch Restaurant
207 Nanticoke Road
Essex, Maryland 21221
(410) 687-1422

For the full list of participating venues, click here.

Traffic lights out in Joppa after truck strikes wires

traffic-signalUPDATE: Mountain Road has now been shut down between Interstate 95 and Singer Road due to the downed lines.

Original story below…


Several traffic signals were out in the Joppa area on Thursday evening after a truck struck overhead wires.

Crews say that, around 5 p.m., a tractor-trailer brought down power lines in the 2000 block of Mountain Road.

Traffic signals are out along MD 152 from I-95 to Singer Road.

Motorists are reminded to treat the affected intersections as a four-way stop.