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 not that bad. But it’s really that bad,” Floreen said.

She said the event showed how unpredictable things are in this windstorm. Dulles International Airport reported a peak gust of 71 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Piringer’s Twitter feed has listed a number of downed trees throughout the county.



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