Wet weather brings down trees, power lines in Montgomery County -- Gazette.Net


This story was updated at 4 p.m., Oct. 11, 2013.

Rain continued to soak Montgomery County, causing a power outage for about 650 Pepco customers Friday and causing at least one road closure in the area due to a fallen tree.

Hundreds of Pepco customers lost power Friday afternoon when a tree brought down utility lines along Darnestown Road.

According to a Pepco spokesperson, about 650 customers have lost power in the Gaithersburg and Darnestown areas as a result of the downed tree.

The outage began around 12:30 p.m. The utility expects power to be restored around 4 p.m., but the estimate could change, the spokesperson said.

Montgomery Community Media

Darnestown Road between Norman Drive and Seneca Road (Route 112) is closed in both directions because of the downed tree down, according to Montgomery County police. The road closed at 1:09 p.m.

At 4 p.m. Friday, Montgomery County police reported Log House Road between Newbury Road and Founders Way is closed due to high water and one lane of westbound Norbeck Road at Avery Road is also flooded out.