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Strong winds cause power outages, downed trees, road closures across DC region

The National Weather Service placed D.C. under a High Wind Warning on Saturday.

WASHINGTON — Residents in the D.C. region are being warned of strong and possible damaging winds coming through the area.

The National Weather Service has placed the District under a High Wind Warning for the likelihood of strong winds, of up to 65 mph, through Saturday at midnight. 

WUSA9 Meteorologist Makayla Lucero reminds homeowners to bring any items in from the outside that may blow away due to the strong winds, but only if it is safe to do so.

Lucero says the winds are accompanying a cold front that is coming through the region.

Sustained winds ranging from 25-35 mph and gusts ranging from 55-65 mph are predicted.

Lucero claims the strongest winds will be felt around 7 p.m., with winds expecting to reach 43 mph.

She says not to be surprised if those winds feel a little bit stronger than reported.

Power Outages:

As of 11 p.m., Pepco's outage map showed around 218 customers were without power. The majority of residents impacted were in Prince George's County with 116 outages. D.C. reported around 40 and Montgomery County reported 62. 

According to Dominion Energy's power outage map, around 43,078 Northern Virginians were without power. 

Click here to check the Dominion Energy outages in your area.

Click here to check the Pepco outages in your area.

Traffic Alerts:

Several agencies have reported downed trees and wires in their counties. Some roadways have been block to traffic as a result.

  • Beallsville Rd., tree down across road, wires down, small brush fire, some lanes blocked.
  • 900 Malta Ln., near Caddington Avenue, Four Corners area, powerlines down, tree down, some lanes blocked.
  • 1800 block of Tilton Dr. near Forest Grove Drive, wires down, tree down across the road, some lanes blocked, road blocked between Woodland Drive and Forest Grove Drive.
  • 3900 Wendy Ln., near Palmira Lane, tree down, wires down, some lanes blocked.
  • 10800 block of Burbank Dr., near The Corral Drive, Potomac, wires down, including tree branches, some lanes blocked.
  • Houston Street near Hankin Street, Silver Spring, wires down, including tree branches, some lanes blocked.
  • Glen Echo Heights, Tuscarawas Rd between Walhounding Rd & Wehawken Rd, large tree down across road, wires down.
  • Hitching Post Court & Hitching Post Lane, Rockville, tree down onto a house, no injuries reported.
  • Large tree down at intersection of 30th Street NW and McKinley Street NW.
  • 6200 block of Massachusetts Ave. near Mohican Place, tree down, wires down.
  • 17,500 block of Georgia Ave. near Hines Road. Tree fell on house, some structural damage, no injuries reported as a result.
  • Large tree into house located in the 2100 block of East Spring Pl. Landover. No reported injuries. Resident was not home.
  • Tree into house in the 4700 block of Teak Court in Temple Hills. Two adults, three children, and three pets displaced.
  • Structural damage reported in the 5400 block of Georgia Ave. Roof partially blown off two-story building. No injuries.
  • Tree down in the 5200 block of Partridge Lane, NW. 

Strong winds are expected to last from now until early morning on Sunday.

Lucero says howling winds could keep some DMV residents up when heading to bed tonight. 

Stay with WUSA9 as we provide the latest updates on weather near you. 



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