Tree on House, Scaffolding in Roadway: Wind Calls Keep First Responders Busy


Tree falls on a house in Bethesda. PHOTO | MCFRS

High winds brought trees down and sent scaffolding into the roadway across Montgomery County last night.

Montgomery County firefighters and police were busy responding to a variety of calls from a tree on a house in Bethesda, to scaffolding in the roadway in Rockville to a tree down in Gaithersburg on North Summit Avenue near Girard Street on Feb. 2.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind advisory for Montgomery County until midnight last night.

Residents were advised to secure items outside their homes and to use caution when driving high profile vehicles.

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