A powerful wall-of-a-storm caused widespread damage to homes and businesses throughout Rockville on Thursday.
Lt. Eric Over, a Rockville City Police spokesman, said fallen wires were reported in 40 places across the city.
Montgomery College's Rockville campus closed due to power outages and fallen trees and wires, Montgomery College spokesman Marcus Rosano told Patch.
Mannakee Street was also closed due to storm damage, a Montgomery County police spokeswoman said.
Police said wires fell on a car on Mannakee Street. Instead of waiting for rescuers, the driver opted to drive through the wires and away from the scene.
No injuries were reported, Over said.
Meanwhile, near Aspen Hill, an uprooted tree—broken, massive—leaned precariously on a set of power lines at Norbeck and Muncaster Mill roads.
Wind also toppled a tree on Arctic Avenue in the Aspen Hill area of Rockville, bringing down wires there.
A county worker at the scene said despite how bad the wreckage appeared, it would all be cleared up quickly.
Neighbors posed for camera-phone photos in front of of it, hoping their power would return soon.
Around 4 p.m., severe thunderstorms swept through Montgomery County, leaving parts of the county flooded, knocking out electricity to tens of thousands of Pepco customers and damaging property.
There were reports that a tornado was spotted near Colesville or Olney.