Nearly all of the power has been restored Thursday evening in Annapolis, according to city officials.

More than 72,000 people in Anne Arundel County and more than 42,000 residents in Annapolis were without power for hours after a transformer blew out at the Cedar Park substation, impacting the Annapolis peninsula and surrounding communities.

As of 10 p.m., all but 3,000 BGE customers have their power back.

The power outage affected traffic lights throughout Annapolis. The U.S. Naval Academy also lost power.

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Earlier in the evening, The City of Annapolis said traffic lights across the city went out.

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“Power is out around the City of Annapolis,” the City of Annapolis tweeted. “Please treat intersections as four-way stops. Use caution and be patient. Will update with information from BGE as it becomes available.”

In a statement, BGE said its “best information” is the outages are the result of issues at the Cedar Park substation.

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