Gaithersburg Escapes Thursday Storm Unscathed

Significant damage was reported in nearby Rockville.

Gaithersburg was more fortunate than some of its neighbors Wednesday, as severe storms that struck the region left the city relatively unscathed.

Gaithersburg police officer Dan Lane, Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Roman, and Public Works Superintendant Mark Scafide each told Patch there were no reports of significant damage in the city.

Thousands of people in the Gaithersburg area were without power immediately after the storm, according to Pepco. Most customers had their power restored by Friday morning.

Other Montgomery County residents weren't as lucky.

Nearby Rockville suffered widespread damage, with police reporting more than 40 fallen wires, numerous trees down—some on top of houses—and road closures.

The area of Norbeck Road and Georgia Avenue between Olney and Aspen Hill was hit with a tornado.

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