High winds bring down cherry trees near Jefferson Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several cherry trees were uprooted when heavy rains and strong winds blew through the Nation's Capital.

The National Park Service said on its Twitter feed that about a dozen trees were uprooted Thursday afternoon. The cherry, elm and pine trees were at the paddle boat parking area at the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial.


Strong Area Storms Cause Severe Damage, Power Outages | http://www.fox5dc.com/news/247024386-story

Tornadoes Confirmed in DC, Herndon | http://www.fox5dc.com/weather/247115153-story

Storms Rip Off Church Roof at Gonzaga College High School | http://www.fox5dc.com/news/dc-news/246987682-story

Officials say the lot, roads and sidewalks were closed for a few hours while the damage was cleaned up.


Toddler Dies After Drowning In Retention Pond Near Chantilly Home | http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/247044578-story

Police: Man Charged With Assaulting Teens at Smithsonian | http://www.fox5dc.com/news/247176306-story

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories