Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and other top state officials on Tuesday praised emergency responders and electrical workers for ensuring that none of the nearly 50 people trapped in their cars along U.S. 40 in Westminster was seriously injured despite the “significant” damage a violent regional storm caused Monday. “Last night, lives were saved,” Moore said at a news conference after touring a stretch of eastbound U.S. 40 where electrical poles and power lines fell on and around more than 30 vehicles.
Moore says responders rescued nearly 50 people trapped in cars among downed power lines
August 9, 2023