East-West Highway Closes After 3 Trees Fall

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    The powerful storms that blew through the region overnight knocked down three large trees along East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, Md.

    The downed trees cut power to several hundred people and shut down the road between Jones Mill and Connecticut Avenue.

    Tree Down on East-West Highway

    [DC] Tree Down on East-West Highway
    Trees come crashing down in Chevy Chase, Md. (Published Tuesday, July 13, 2010)

    One of the trees fell directly on a man's van -- while he was in it. The man was not seriously injured. Another tree knocked off the metal arm of a post for an electronic traffic sign and the other sheered off a utility pole.

    There was no word on when the road would be re-opened for the morning commute. Power should be back on for all by 9 a.m.