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Monday night’s thunderstorms have left at least one major road flooded, trees downed and thousands of people without power around the area.

 Beach Drive, in D.C., was closed between Route 410 and West Beach Drive due to flooding from Rock Creek. It was reopened shortly after 7 a.m. But flooding has also closed parts of Beach Drive in Montgomery County.
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The D.C. police say that there are major delays on southbound 295 at Eastern Avenue, due to standing water from the storm. They advise using alternate routes if it’s possible.

 

“If your travels take you over places where you’ve seen flooding in the past, you’ll probably see it again,” WTOP’s Neal Augenstein reports from Beach Drive.

Meanwhile, trees have fallen on houses, cars and roads around the area. A tree fell on three cars on 13th Street in Northwest D.C., heavily damaging them. No one was hurt.

 The left lane of inbound Rhode Island Avenue is blocked by a downed tree before Logan Circle.

Prince George’s County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady says that houses have been damaged by trees on Paynes Endeavor Drive and Gallery Street, in Bowie; on Princess Garden Parkway, in Lanham; and Sugar Maple Terrace, in Upper Marlboro — “just to name a few,” he said via Twitter.

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At one point, nearly 7,000 people in the area were without electricity after the storm. As of 8 a.m., Pepco was reporting about 200 residents without power, mostly in Prince George’s County, as well as a few in D.C. Dominion Power reported about 60 customers without power in Northern Virginia.

 The Montgomery County Fire Department reported some water rescues Monday night involving drivers and passengers being stranded in high water.
 The storm brought high winds, hail and heavy rain.
source:  WTOP.com

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