UPDATE (10:14 p.m.)--Tens of thousands of homes throughout Anne Arundel County are without electricity Thursday night after unexplained blue and green lights filled the skyline just before 9 p.m.
According to Baltimore Gas and Electric's (BGE) Twitter account, the company lost service to two main feeder lines into the Annapolis service area at approximately 9 p.m.
The outages seem to be concentrated in the greater Annapolis region, but lights flickered in other communities including Severn, Odenton, Crofton and Bowie.
"We have no working incidents right now," said Lt. Keith Hamilton of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters and paramedics are responding to multiple alarms from Crownsville and Annapolis though, Hamilton said.
"I've never seen anything like this complete loss of power," said Annapiols Mayor Josh Cohen.
Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen kept his sense of humor during the outage, posting this message on Twitter: "Stay calm and collected. It's not the Mayan apocalypse. I need to get the Market House reopened before the world ends."
Moderate rain will continue across central and southern Maryland through the late evening hours. Through 11pm...expect around one tenth inch additional rainfall.
Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 3 PM EST Friday...
High wind watch in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon...