After the Storm in Montgomery County

No injuries reported; Aspen Hill, Olney, Rockville and Wheaton hit hardest.


Montgomery County released the following update at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the aftermath of the strong storm that ripped through the region earlier in the day:

  • All storm warnings and watches for Montgomery County have been lifted by the National Weather Service.
  • Today’s storm tracked from the western to eastern portions of Montgomery County with the middle of the county being the hardest hit. The time period for the heaviest rain and high winds was 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Areas hardest hit in Montgomery County included Aspen Hill, Olney Rockville and Wheaton.
  • No major injuries were reported.
  • For emergency assistance and to report “hot” wires or sparking wires, especially those across roadways, call 911. 
  • Residents are urged to check on their neighbors, particularly seniors or those with special needs.
  • Downed trees and wires are still blocking several roads. Treat all downed wires as live wires.
  • 26 county traffic signals remain without power. Treat all dark intersections as four-way stops. Proceed cautiously.
  • About 22,000 Pepco customers in Montgomery County are without power. (That number had dropped to 17,716 of Pepco's 310,120 county customers by 8 p.m., according to the utility's outages map.
  • Ride On bus service is operating on its normal schedule but is experiencing delays in areas with downed trees and power lines.
  • Report non-emergency downed trees in the public right-of-way at www.MC311.com, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 311 from within the county or 240-777-0311 from outside the county from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • To report power outages, call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662, Potomac Edison at 1-888-544-4877 or Baltimore Gas and Electric at 1-877-778-2222.


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