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August 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Wednesday’s Storm Caused Downed Wires, Power Outages, Debris on Roads

Thunderstorms ripped through the county again Wednesday afternoon and evening, causing toppled trees, loss of power, vehicle accidents and stranded cars in high water. At one point during the storm, about 10,000 customers were without power due mainly to downed trees on power lines. By Thursday morning, 899 customers remained without power due to 77 […]

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June 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Storm Sweeps Across the County Leaving Downed Trees, Power Outages

A storm swept across Montgomery County on Thursday evening, knocking down trees and power lines, causing some outages. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer says several homes were damaged in the Bethesda Battery Park neighborhood near Old Georgetown Road, including two houses on the 7800 block of Marion Lane. Although there were […]

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February 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Trees, Power Lines Downed as Strong Winds, Rain Pound Montgomery County

A tornado warning was issued this morning for Montgomery County, as cells of strong rain and wind passed through the county. Areas of the county that saw the greatest amount of damage include the Germantown, Boyds, Poolesville, Bealsville, and Darnestown areas. There have been numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. Drivers are reminded […]

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February 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Cleanup Following Trees Downed by Heavy Winds

Strong winds toppled trees across Montgomery County on Sunday night and Monday morning. According to Pepco online outage maps, less than 150 customers in Montgomery County are without power. Remember to report power outages, here are the phone numbers to call for the three companies that serve Montgomery County: BG&E – 1.877.778.2222 First Energy/Potomac Edison […]

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March 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Trees Down Throughout Montgomery, Crashing into Homes, Smashing Cars

Councilmember Nancy Floreen was driving down Beach Drive when a tree fell and hit a Park Police vehicle, she said. The vehicle then exploded. According to a tweet from Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, the tree brought down live electrical wires with it. “People might be thinking that it’s […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Strong Winds Pound Montgomery County, Trees and Power Lines Downed Leaving Roads Closed

Thousands of Montgomery County residents are left without power as dangerous winds move across Montgomery County downing trees and power lines Friday. According to Pepco online outage maps, over 35,000 customers in Montgomery County are without power. Remember to report power outages, here are the phone numbers to call for the three companies that serve […]

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February 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Hit Montgomery County Causing Power Outages and Flooding Roadways

UPDATED Strong storms swept through Montgomery County on Wednesday evening taking trees down, causing power outages and flooding local roadways. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said emergency communications dispatch was operating on “Condition Red” because of the high volume of calls. According to Piringer, firefighters were responding to several water rescues and […]

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February 5, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Ice Brings Down Trees and Powerlines in the Upcounty

UPDATED Montgomery County crews from the Department of Highway Services are working to clear trees from roads in the Upcounty. Keith Compton, division chief of highway services, reports that at one time today (Feb. 5) there were 17 roads blocked by downed trees and power lines that came down because of ice. Compton explained that […]

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October 30, 2012 | Staff Writer

Roads Closed

Montgomery County has issued an update (Oct. 30 as of 12:15pm.) on road closures because of the storm. Updated 12:15pm October 30 Due to High Water the following roadways are closed: Colesville Rd. US.29 from University Blvd. (MD.193) to Lockwood Dr. both northbound and southbound. Beach Dr is closed from the DC Line to Grosvenor […]

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