Winds blow debris off buildings, knock down trees

Posted at 7:11 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 07:12:26-05
BALTIMORE (AP) - Thunderstorms brought winds blowing through central Maryland, causing roof debris to fall from a federal building and knocking down trees, snarling traffic and damaging homes.
A Baltimore County spokeswoman says one person was hurt Wednesday afternoon when a wind gust tore off part of the roof of a Social Security Administration building in Woodlawn. The injured person was taken to a hospital; their condition was not known.
A tree fell across southbound lanes on the Jones Falls Expressway at Northern Parkway in Baltimore City, backing up traffic for miles.
The executive director of the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills says winds blew over the facilities greenhouse.
The National Weather Service reports winds gusted up to 60 mph.
Baltimore Gas and Electric reported 33,000 customers lost power in central Maryland.

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