Aftermath of Wednesday Evening Storm: Downed Trees, Power Outages

A severe storm swept across Montgomery County on Wednesday evening, causing a significant amount of lightning—leaving lots of downed trees and hundreds of homes without power.

There were several downed wires and trees, especially in the Rockville and Kensington area, as well as the Bethesda and Colesville area. There were also numerous reports of lightning strikes throughout the county, especially in the Darnestown area.

A house on the 14000 block of Spring Meadows Drive near Seneca Road in Darnestown was struck by lightning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials say there was no fire, and no injuries reported.

MCFRS officials say they handled about 100 emergency calls from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, that were mostly weather-related. In a typical 24 hour period, MCFRS say they respond to an average of 300 calls for service.

The aftermath of the storm left several homes without power, including a few dozen on Oldfield Road in Kensington. As of Thursday morning, Pepco officials say for hundreds of other county residents’, power has since been restored. Click here to get an update on the outage summary in your area. 



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