Floods, blackouts and closed roads left a storm in Washington DC

Residents of Washington DC woke up this Thursday with downed trees and cables, power outages and some flooding after heavy storms overnight. The hardest hit areas were those in Northern Virginia, including Warrenton and Middleburg.

  • In Fauquier County, public schools canceled summer classes for the day due to power outages and storm damage in the area.
  • Early Thursday morning, 17,000 Dominion Energy customers were without power in Northern Virginia, mostly in Fauquier, Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
  • The company reported that its teams are working to restore supply but do not have an estimated time for it.
  • Brandie Schaeffer, the Warrenton city manager, told NBC4 that crews were working to clean up the area.
  • Federal offices are also closed. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Roads closed in Washington DC

In Montgomery County, authorities said several roads were closed due to downed trees and flooding. Some trees fell and blocked portions of the freeway along the outer loop of the Beltway between Old Georgetown and River Roads. Parts of Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda also had high water.

  • Along Beach Drive between Connecticut Avenue and Kensington Parkway, authorities said several vehicles were stranded Wednesday night due to flooding.

Main news source: The Washington Post

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