2021 | Weather

More than 3,400 lose power in Montgomery County during thunderstorm

Reports of downed trees, wires in some areas

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A tree limb fell on a dumpster enclosure at the Newdale Mews Apartments in Chevy Chase.

Photo courtesy of Landmark Realty/Rob Bindeman

More than 3,400 customers in Montgomery County lost power during a severe thunderstorm Wednesday night, according to a Pepco spokesman.

Storms rolled through the greater Washington area Wednesday night, bringing down trees and power lines throughout the area. The region was under a severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service for much of the evening.

Pepco spokesman Sean Matthews said 3,440 customers in the county were without power at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

“From there, it started to go down,” he said.

As of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 73 customers in Montgomery County were without power, according to the utility’s website.

In Montgomery County, emergency responders handled about 100 weather-related calls between 6 and 10 p.m., Fire & Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer posted on Twitter.

Piringer wrote that trees fell and damaged a few houses in the Potomac area.

There were also reports of storm damage on social media in Bethesda and Chevy Chase.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com