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High Wind Warning Through 6 pm Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Germantown area, and all of Montgomery County from 11:00 pm tonight through 6:00 pm Monday, February 13.

The NWS says that strong winds were develop late tonight (Sunday, Feb. 12) and persist through Monday. Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with guest up to 60 mph are expected. The strongest winds will be overnight through Monday morning.

Strong winds may down trees, powerlines, and cause minor structural damage. Scattered power outages are expected. Wind gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. If a tree or limb blocks a road 9-1-1 should be called. Montgomery County Fire Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer reminds residents to treat any wires downed by winds or tree limbs as “Live Wires.”

In event of power outage, report outages: First Energy 1-888-544-4877, or PEPCO 1-877-737-2662. Driving high profile vehicles in these conditions will be difficult.