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Damaging Storms Cause Havoc Across DC Area

A line of severe storms barrelled through the Washington D.C. area on Thursday, uprooting trees, snapping utility poles, flooding intersections and knocking out power to thousands of homes.

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DC Fire and EMS
A strong storm passing through DC on Thursday, May 23, 2019 uprooted a tree in Southeast.
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WRC-TV
A tree crashed down on a home and split it in half in Columbia, Maryland.
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Jackie Bensen/WRC-TV
Downed wires sparked a tree fire in Bethesda.
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Arlington County Police
Severe storms uprooted trees and downed power lines on Glebe Rd, causing closures in the area Thursday.
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Stacy Wood
Strong winds toppled a crane in a construction area near Bethesda, Maryland.
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DC Fire and EMS
A strong storm passing through DC on Thursday, May 23, 2019 uprooted a tree in Southeast.
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WRC-TV
A car was nearly demolished by a downed tree in Bethesda.
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DC Fire and EMS
A strong storm passing through DC on Thursday, May 23, 2019 uprooted a tree in Southeast.
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DC Fire and EMS
A strong storm passing through DC on Thursday, May 23, 2019 uprooted a tree in Southeast.
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Arlington County Police
Severe storms uprooted trees and downed power lines on Glebe Rd, causing closures in the area Thursday.
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BJ Forte/WRC-TV
Power lines and a tree fell on a car in DC after a severe line of storms passed through the area on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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WRC-TV
A car was nearly demolished by a downed tree in Bethesda.
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BJ Forte/WRC-TV
Fire crews responded to a utility pole that was snapped in half in Arlington, Virginia.
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Jackie Bensen/WRC-TV
A utility pole was damaged.
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Arlington County Police
Both directions of Glebe Rd was closed from Rt 50 to Henderson Rd due to downed live power lines.
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Adam Tuss/WRC-TV
A downed tree left debris strewn across an area near the National Mall.
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Arlington County Police
Severe storms uprooted trees and downed power lines on Glebe Rd, causing closures in the area Thursday.
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Adam Tuss/WRC-TV
A broken branch near the National Mall.
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