Virginia neighborhood cordoned off due to fallen tree caused by strong winds

Residents wake to find themselves trapped in neighborhood by fallen tree

FOX 5’s Melanie Alnwick reported that residents were so eager to clear the downed tree that they even considered using their own chainsaws and tools. They didn’t want to wait for the arrival of the crews to clear the debris. In their determination to go about their daily routines, some residents chose to navigate past the fallen tree on foot or find alternative modes of transportation to ensure their children made it to school and they could get to work.

Around 36 houses in Vienna, Virginia, were left inaccessible due to a fallen tree caused by powerful winds. The main road leading to these homes was blocked as a result.

Melanie Alnwick from FOX 5 reported from Coral Gables Lane in Vienna, where an enormous tree toppled overnight, crushing a vehicle and causing a blockage in the neighborhood.

According to Alnwick, a few residents contemplated using their personal chainsaws and tools to remove the fallen tree before the arrival of the cleanup crews. In order to ensure their children got to school and they themselves could make it to work, some residents even bypassed the fallen tree on foot or utilized alternative modes of transportation.

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Neighborhood blocked off after strong winds down tree in Virginia

Strong winds in Virginia caused a tree to fall, blocking access to around thirty-six homes from the main road.

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Strong winds down trees, power lines across DC region; Wind Advisory with gusts of 50 mph possible

Strong winds on Sunday and Monday caused significant damage and dangerous driving conditions in the D.C. region. Trees were knocked down and power lines were taken out, leading to widespread power outages.

The powerful winds caused trees to topple and power lines to be disrupted in various parts of the D.C. region from Sunday through Monday. This resulted in significant damage and made driving on local roads risky.

Emergency crews were called to Thornapple Street in Chevy Chase on Sunday morning after a tree knocked down wires and struck a house. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

A small brush fire was ignited on Sligo Creek Parkway near Forest Glen Road when sparks were generated due to the falling of a tree caused by strong winds.

Utility companies worked tirelessly overnight to restore power after numerous outages were reported.

During strong windstorms, the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security advises drivers to take precautions on the road. It is important to maintain a safe distance from high profile vehicles and be vigilant for any obstacles such as downed trees, power lines, and debris. To ensure control over the vehicle, it is recommended to firmly grip the steering wheel with both hands. Additionally, extra caution should be exercised when driving on bridges and overpasses.

If you come across downed power lines, it is crucial to inform the authorities right away. These lines have the potential to electrify the ground up to a distance of 35 feet. It is highly advised not to attempt driving over them or through water that is in contact with them. Moving a downed power line should also be avoided at all costs.

A Wind Advisory is still in effect until 5 p.m. for most of the area.

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