TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- Officers responding to the scene of a blown transformer and downed wires in Takoma Park also spotted a large tree down on the wires and a vehicle.
Power is out for approximately 1,700 customers but it is expected to be restored by 5 p.m., say Pepco officials.
The tree is located in the 200 block of Tulip Avenue. Tulip Avenue between Maple and Cedar Avenues and Cedar Ave between Birch and Tulip Avenues are closed while crews cut down the tree, repair the wires and restore power.