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Historic Lutherville Hammered by Hurricane Sandy

Residents are reporting downed wires and trees.

With the worst yet to come, Hurricane Sandy is already beginning to take a toll on the vulnerable Historic Lutherville community. 

Residents are reporting downed wires and at least one dilapidated tree causing issues. 

BGE crews responded to a downed wire in the 600 block of Spring Avenue Monday afternoon. The wire wasn't blocking the road, although BGE urges residents to consider all downed power lines as live and dangerous. 

The utility also responded to a tree that had fallen over on a group of power lines at the intersection of Front and Morris avenues. 

"Doesn't look safe to drive under, the wires are holding up the tree from falling. ... Called BGE already to let them know," wrote Kendal Braun, a Lutherville resident, on the Lutherville Community Association listserv. 

Lutherville, particularly the historic homes surrounding College Manor, were pummelled in 2011 by Hurricane Irene. Aging trees and exposed power lines make the area especially susceptible to storm damage. (See photos) 

Stay with Patch through the night for updates on Hurricane Sandy. 

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