Dangerous Wind Storm Whips Silver Spring

A dangerous wind storm is whipping through the area, causing downed trees, power lines, and numerous cancellations. Graphic courtesy National Weather Service.

A high-impact storm is moving through the area through Saturday, leaving downed trees, power lines and numerous cancellations in its wake.

A High Wind Warning has been issued through 6AM Saturday by the National Weather Service.

Montgomery County Government is open with liberal leave for non-essential employees. MCPS is closed. Recreation programs, classes, and activities are canceled. Senior Centers are closed and Recreation Centers are open for drop-in activities only. OPM is reporting that all Federal offices are closed.

MARC Train services are also canceled for today, and WMATA is reporting slower-than-normal Metrorail service:

Numerous power outages have been reported in Montgomery County, as many as 15,000 according to Bethesda Beat:

We’re seeing numerous reports of storm damage on Twitter:



Some county and state roads are closed as well, according to Montgomery County EMA:

We will continue to monitor the storm and update this story. If you see storm damage and/or learn of cancellations, please notify us via our News Tips form, or tweet us @SourceTheSpring.

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