Frederick Co. Crews Cleanup After Weekend Storm

WHAG NEWS - "The woods is gone, it just tore the trees out and they are all over the road and the driveway, there are probably like 100 trees, at least," said Jody Iskra, Myersville resident. 

Jody Iskra is just one of many Frederick County residents cleaning up after Sunday night's storm that tore through the area.

"The wind was super strong, blowing, and it was so loud we couldn't even hear. We heard some trees right around the house, cracking and falling, but all these down here we didn't hear because it was just the wind was so loud. It was so strong," said Iskra.

County highway officials said downed power lines and torn trees shut down about 30 roads Sunday night. Officials said 75 crew members rushed out to help pick up the pieces.

"We had our highway crews go out and late evening to early morning hours clearing as many as they could, and there were a number of trees that came down and got tangled up in the power lines," said David Ennis, head of department of highway and facility maintenance.

Officials said the Myersville and Wolfsville area were hit the hardest. No injuries were reported. 

"It's been a busy year for us. We went right from the snow and ice storms this past winter, to a lot of flooding. Now, we are being hit with the summer thunderstorms which are taking down even more trees. So yeah, it's kind of been nonstop," explained Ennis.

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