Clean Up Follows Stormy Night in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)



The cleanup continues today after severe thunderstorms rolled across Montgomery County last night downing trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of Pepco customers without power.

Montgomery County fire spokesperson Pete Piringer said at least five homes were struck by lightning.

According to Piringer, Pierce Drive in Silver Spring was one of the hardest hit areas of the county. He said several homes were damaged by falling trees and lightning strikes. At the height of the storm last night, he said, dispatchers were handling about a call a minute.

As of this morning, over 550 Pepco customers remained without power in Montgomery County.

Piringer posted photos of the storm damage on his Twitter account, see below:

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Sonya Burke

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