Wind Advisory Extended, Trees and Powerlines Reported Down in Montgomery County

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It’s a wet and windy day in Montgomery County.

Over 2,400 Pepco customers are without power at 12:30 p.m. in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps.

Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said a downed tree brought down some power lines in the Bethesda area earlier today and left about 1,200 customers in the dark. Beal said it’s hard to say if all the current outages are weather related.

According to the National Weather Service, a wind advisory has been extended to 7 p.m. today. It was set to expire at 4 p.m.

On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer has reported trees down in Bethesda, Aspen Hill and other areas in Montgomery County.

Residents are reminded to report any downed limbs or trees to 3-1-1 and to stay away from any downed wires. Piringer said if you see wires down, treat them as live and call 9-1-1.

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Sonya Burke

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