WASHINGTON - The continuing downpour in the D.C. area has led to several large trees to come down and damaging homes and bringing down wires on Friday.
South Chelsea Lane in Bethesda, Maryland, has been blocked off after a tree toppled over from one resident's property onto a neighboring house. The family was not at home at the time, but has been displaced as the damage was significant and it could be several weeks before they are able to return home.
Power lines were also impacted along with a car parked in the driveway.
(115p) 4500blk S Chelsea Lane, Bethesda, large tree on unoccupied House, no injury, wires down (Pepco disconnected, significant property damage (including car in driveway), street closed pic.twitter.com/zmyaPJJDM2— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 18, 2018
"We have had a few of these in the neighborhood before," said neighbor Betsy Shaw. "That is the closest one to our house, but there was one a block from here a couple of years ago. Our neighbor and friend had it happen during the wind storm. These big trees are scary."
In Takoma Park, Maryland, a large tree fell on a house in the 8000 block of Maple Avenue. The homeowner who was inside the home said he is very thankful no one was injured. He told FOX 5 that neighbors have already offered him a place to stay as the home has been declared unsafe to occupy.
Large tree fell on house Maple Ave., Takoma Park, thankfully no one injured. pic.twitter.com/lBfs789gNC— C on the scene (@Conthescene) May 18, 2018
A driver traveling on northbound Interstate 270 was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a tree struck their vehicle before the Old Georgetown Road and Rockledge Drive exit.
Traffic Advisory - NB I270 just N of Beltway before Exit 1 Old Georgetown Road/Rockledge Blvd, tree down struck vehicle, EMS transported driver w/NLT injuries pic.twitter.com/PfbKIhLy2O— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 18, 2018
Several other areas in Montgomery County had trees fall down:
- A bicyclist was injured after colliding with a tree at Maryland Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in Bethesda.
- Several wires came down after a tree fell in the 9400 block of Riley Place in Silver Spring. The road was closed in the area.
- A tree pulled down wires blocked the roadway at Tucker Lane and Ashton Road in Ashton, Va.
- Wallhonding Road and Mohican Road in Bethesda had debris block streets in the area due to fallen trees.
A person was transported to the hospital in stable condition with a minor injury after a large tree fell on a house in the 2100 block of N. Vernon Street in Arlington, Virginia.
Engine 103 assisted homeowners in the 2100 block of N. Vernon St after a large tree fell on their home. One patient had a minor injury and was transported in stable condition. With more large trees at risk of falling, stay away from downed power lines! ⚠️⚠️⚡⚡🌧️🌧️ pic.twitter.com/Lbrrif6pw8— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) May 18, 2018
Seminary Road at Quaker Lane was shut down due to a large tree that blocked the roadway.
Thankfully no one was injured when this tree fell across Seminary Road during rush hour. Seminary still closed at Quaker Lane; use alternate route for commute. pic.twitter.com/j8Om9GOPuA— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) May 18, 2018
A freight train struck a tree nearby Leeland Road in Fredericksburg, Virginia, resulting in track congestion, according to Virginia Railway Express (VRE).
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