2019 | News

County Man Rescued After Utility Poles Fall On Car

Worker injured in Aspen HIll carport collapse; Takoma Park launches satirical news site

County man rescued from car after utility poles fall

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews helped remove a man from his car after he became trapped due to two utility poles that fell on top of it Wednesday. The incident, which occurred near Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, likely occurred due to a dead tree that fell on the utility lines, causing the poles to snap, according to fire and rescue spokesman Pete Piringer. As of Wednesday, the man had not been identified and his condition was unkown [WJLA].

Worker injured during Aspen Hill carport collapse

A roof worker was injured Wednesday in Aspen Hill after a carport collapsed around 8:15 a.m. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials, the workers were removing shingles from the roof of a house on Brad Drive and putting them on top of a carport. The injured worker was taken to a local hospital [WTOP].

Takoma Park resident launches satirical news site

Takoma Park resident Eric Saul launched “The Takoma Torch,” in February after attending a city council meeting. The satirical website makes fun of the city’s hippie culture and liberal attitudes [WAMU].

Today’s weather

Temperatures are forecast to reach a high of 84 degrees Thursday. There is a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

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