The Washington region awoke Friday to downed trees and wires, along with some flooding on area roadways after heavy storms swept through a day earlier.
No serious injuries were immediately reported but flooding shut down roadways, particularly in parts of Montgomery County. Several cars were briefly stranded in high water in the 6400 block of Goldsboro Road near Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda, according to Pete Piringer, a Montgomery County fire and EMS department spokesman.
Fallen wires and a tree blocked lanes Beech Hill Drive near Bradley Boulevard, also in Bethesda, and in the 8000 block of Flower Avenue in Takoma Park, Piringer said.
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Residents posted videos of fast-running water.
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Mario Purada, who lives in Silver Spring, told NBC4 that a tree fell on his house during Thursday’s storm.
“I heard something strong and I ran upstairs and saw a big tree there,” he said. No one was seriously injured, officials said.
In the District, a tree hit a house in the 700 block of Taylor Street NE, but no one was injured, D.C. Fire and EMS officials said.
Water poured through the ceiling of a Northwest Washington parking garage at WTOP radio, according to video posted to Twitter by the news outlet.
The National Weather Service reported that between one and two inches fell by 5:17 p.m. Forecasters issued warning for more flash flooding throughout areas of the District and the surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia.
At one point Thursday evening, more than 5,000 Pepco customers lost power, the utility reported, including about 2,700 outages in Montgomery County and about 2,300 outages in the District. No major outages were reported in Virginia.
By Friday morning, roughly 200 Pepco customers were still without power in the D.C. region. Crews were working Friday morning to restore the remaining power outages. In Northern Virginia, nearly 800 Dominion Energy customers still had outages.
Metro said its Green Line had some minor delays Friday morning because of a power outage at the Branch Avenue stop.