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Severe Storms Roll Through DC Area, Bringing Hail and Downing Trees



    Strong Storms Knock Down Trees, Power Lines in Montgomery County

    From Takoma Park to Chevy Chase, Chopper4 saw cars and homes crushed and damaged by trees. News4's Jackie Bensen has an up close look at the damage.

    (Published Friday, April 21, 2017)

    Strong storms brought hail, lightning and high winds to the the D.C. area Friday, taking down trees and power lines. 

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for parts of D.C., Maryland and Virginia in the afternoon and evening.

    Multiple News4 viewers reported large hail came down quickly in Silver Spring, Maryland just before 5 p.m. Other parts of the region also saw hail.

    Residents on Jackson Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland, told News4 at least six trees came down in their neighborhood. One large tree landed on top of a SUV in the street. Information was not available immediately on whether anyone was hurt. 

    Fallen trees damaged homes in Bethesda, displacing a family that lives on Parkwood Drive, and blocking streets on Montrose Avenue and Weymouth Street. Another family was displaced in Chevy Chase, after a large tree fell on a home on Lynwood Place.

    Further south, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the storms did serious damage. Colonial Beach Public Schools will be closed Monday because of damage in town and power outages, the distict said on its Facebook page

    Stay with and News4 for more.

    Evening Weather, April 21

    [DC] Evening Weather, April 21

    Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper has the forecast for April 21, 2017.

    (Published Friday, April 21, 2017)