A STORM has caused major damage in parts of Maryland, including a home that reportedly split in two during a thunderstorm warning.
The city of College Park has issued a statement on Twitter, sharing that there is “major damage,” while Pepco has reported more than 45,000 customers in the Maryland and Washington DC areas without power as of 9.30pm.
“There are power outages throughout the area; many major trees are down and blocking roads,” the tweet reads.
“Stay away from the area. Report any suspected gas leaks to 9-1-1. Report any downed wires to Pepco: 877-737-2662.”
Dozens of trees have reportedly fallen as a result of the storm, according to NBC4 Washington.
College Park, Berwyn Heights, and Greenbelt were among the areas affected.
The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department tweeted that they have responded to more than 360 calls since the onset of the storm.
They have asked that residents stay off the roads if possible to allow crews room to work.
ABC7 reporter Tom Roussey shared video of a home in College Park that appeared to be split in half as a result of the storm.
Roussey shared on Twitter that two University of Maryland students who lived in the home said their roommate was in the home when the storm hit and had to be taken to the hospital.
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A brightly colored orange sky could be seen after the storm rolled through the area, but more thunder and lightning were also on the way.
The National Weather Service had issued severe thunderstorm warnings for various parts of Maryland throughout the evening.
Washington DC was also affected by the wild weather, with reports of downed trees.
A car fire was also reported in the city.
A live power line was brought down and resulted in two vehicles catching on fire.
But, according to NBC4, firefighters had to wait for Pepco to turn power off before they could douse the flames with water.