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 to treat non-functioning traffic lights as four-way stops.

Residents who encounter downed power lines should keep their distance and call 9-1-1 to report them.

Earl Stoddard, the Director of the Office of Emergency Management released this update on Twitter:










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