Photos: Strong winds rattle DC area

WASHINGTON — The D.C. area was hit by one of the strongest wind storms in years on Friday, March 2. The strong winds continued into Saturday causing further damage, disruption and travel problems.

The storm brought with it isolated gusts of more than 60 mph. Check out the photos from the worst wind storm to hit our area since Hurricane Sandy.

A limb splinters after a tree fell in the National Mall during a windstorm that whipped the area over the weekend. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Visitors pose for photo in front of a large tree that toppled at the National Mall due to high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Visitors pose for photo in front of a large tree that toppled at the National Mall due to high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A tree falls near a gas station in Northwest D.C., following blustery winds in the area over the weekend. (Courtesy Christine Evans)
A tree falls near a gas station in Northwest D.C., following blustery winds in the area over the weekend. (Courtesy Christine Evans) (Courtesy Christine Evans)
A downed tree lays across part of the National Mall on Saturday. (Courtesy Jim Havard)
A downed tree lays across part of the National Mall on Saturday. (Courtesy Jim Havard) (Courtesy Jim Havard)
A tree is completely uprooted in Springfield, Virginia, by strong storm winds. (Courtesy Sarita Rijhwani)
A tree is completely uprooted in Springfield, Virginia, by strong storm winds. (Courtesy Sarita Rijhwani) (Courtesy Sarita Rijhwani)
Downed tree in Burke, Virginia on Burke Lake Road. (Courtesy Twitter/Caroline J.)
Downed tree in Burke, Virginia on Burke Lake Road. (Courtesy Twitter/Caroline J.) (Courtesy Twitter/Caroline J.)
Winds toppled a light pole in Potomac, Maryland. (Courtesy Bill Peng) (Courtesy Bill Peng)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process. (WTOP/Brandon Millman) (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process. (WTOP/Brandon Millman) (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process. (WTOP/Brandon Millman) (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process. (WTOP/Brandon Millman) (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
Another casualty of Friday’s winds: the Arlington Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse sign. (Courtesy @HockeyTarheel via Twitter) (Courtesy @HockeyTarheel via Twitter)
A tree tangled in utility lines fell on a building in the 1200 block of North Meade Street in Arlington. (Courtesy @wdahlstrom via Twitter)
A tree tangled in utility lines fell on a building in the 1200 block of North Meade Street in Arlington. (Courtesy @wdahlstrom via Twitter) (Courtesy @wdahlstrom via Twitter)
On Massachusetts Avenue near American University, a car sustained significant damage. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
On Massachusetts Avenue near American University, a car sustained significant damage. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
In Arlington, the severe wind knocked down a larger tree at South Walter Reed Drive and South Eighth Street. (Courtesy @smugclimber via Twitter)
In Arlington, the severe wind knocked down a larger tree at South Walter Reed Drive and South Eighth Street. (Courtesy @smugclimber via Twitter) (Courtesy @smugclimber via Twitter)
Some drivers who parked under trees during the high wind warning won’t like what they see when they decide to hit the road. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Some drivers who parked under trees during the high wind warning won’t like what they see when they decide to hit the road. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
(WTOP/Dave Dildine)
(WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Scaffolding falls off the National Cathedral’s central tower. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A fallen limb knocks down wires, blocking Arizona Avenue between Canal Road and MacArthur Boulevard. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A fallen limb knocked down wires, blocking Arizona Avenue Northwest between Canal Road and MacArthur Boulevard on Friday. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A tree landed on parked cars in the 3100 block of New Mexico Avenue in D.C. Friday. (Courtesy @dougfun via Twitter)
A tree landed on parked cars in the 3100 block of New Mexico Avenue in D.C. Friday. (Courtesy @dougfun via Twitter) (Courtesy @dougfun via Twitter)
A Montgomery County neighborhood has several downed trees. (Courtesy @dougfun via Twitter)
The winds downed a large tree in Fairfax. (Courtesy @whodatbruja via Twitter)
The winds downed a large tree in Fairfax. (Courtesy @whodatbruja via Twitter) (Courtesy @whodatbruja via Twitter)
A downed tree just missed a Silver Spring house on Friday. No one was injured. (Courtesy Dar Maxwell)
A downed tree just missed a Silver Spring house on Friday. No one was injured. (Courtesy Dar Maxwell) (Courtesy Dar Maxwell)
A downed tree just missed a Silver Spring house on Friday. No one was injured. (Courtesy Dar Maxwell)
A downed tree just missed a Silver Spring house on Friday. No one was injured. (Courtesy Dar Maxwell) (Courtesy Dar Maxwell)
A downed tree just missed a Silver Spring house on Friday. No one was injured. (Courtesy Dar Maxwell) (Courtesy Dar Maxwell)
A crew works to remove a tree off the southbound George Washington Parkway. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A crew works to remove a tree off the southbound George Washington Parkway. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The high winds forced National Cathedral officials to send workers and visitors home, over concerns that it could blow loose scaffolding on the central tower. The tower is still undergoing repairs after the 2011 earthquake. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The high winds forced National Cathedral officials to send workers and visitors home, over concerns that it could blow loose scaffolding on the central tower. The tower is still undergoing repairs after the 2011 earthquake. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
One Montgomery County house was significantly damaged by one fallen tree. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
(WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The winds downed trees across D.C. (Courtesy María Yliquín via Twitter.)
The winds downed trees across D.C. (Courtesy María Yliquín via Twitter.) (Courtesy María Yliquín via Twitter)
Police tape blocks off a road with a hazardous storm-damaged tree on Idaho Avenue in D.C. (WTOP/Darci Marchese)
Police tape blocks off a road with a hazardous storm-damaged tree in D.C. (WTOP/Darci Marchese) (WTOP/Darci Marchese)
A downed tree on top of a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A downed tree on top of a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A downed tree on a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A downed tree on a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A downed tree on top of a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A downed tree on top of a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP) (WTOP/Kristi King)
The traffic lights are out and rattling in the wind in Prince George's County. (WTOP/Darci Marchese)
The traffic lights are out and rattling in the wind in Prince George’s County. (WTOP/Darci Marchese) (WTOP/Darci Marchese)
Cabin John Dog Park fence was smashed by fallen trees in the D.C. area. (Courtesy Andrew Lih via Twitter)
Cabin John Dog Park fence was smashed by fallen trees in the D.C. area. (Courtesy Andrew Lih via Twitter) (Courtesy Andrew Lih)
A downed tree led to major traffic delays on the Key Bridge into Georgetown. (Courtesy Warren Dahlstrom via Twitter)
A downed tree led to major traffic delays on the Key Bridge into Georgetown. (Courtesy Warren Dahlstrom via Twitter) (Courtesy Warren Dahlstrom)
Downed tree and over turned garbage cans in the D.C. area. (Courtesy Endiseli Kil via Twitter)
Downed tree and over turned garbage cans in the D.C. area. (Courtesy Endiseli Kil via Twitter) (Courtesy Endiseli Kil)
A downed tree blocks a drive way in the D.C. area. (Courtesy IC via Twitter)
A downed tree blocks a drive way in the D.C. area. (Courtesy IC via Twitter) (Courtesy IC via Twitter)
A big tree came down inside the southern edge of the Naval Observatory grounds and split open the fence. (Courtesy Jeremy Pelofsky via Twitter)
A big tree came down inside the southern edge of the Naval Observatory grounds and split open the fence. (Courtesy Jeremy Pelofsky via Twitter) (Courtesy Jeremy Pelofsky)
A downed tree by Burning Tree Elemenatry in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy Casey Johnson via Twitter)
A downed tree by Burning Tree Elemenatry in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy Casey Johnson via Twitter) (Courtesy Casey Johnson)
A downed tree blocks traffic on New Mexico Avenue by American University (Courtesy Christian Paolini via Twitter)
A downed tree blocks traffic on New Mexico Avenue by American University (Courtesy Christian Paolini via Twitter) (Courtesy Christian Paolini)
Crews arrive with replacement poles after the wind knocked down the poles in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Crews arrive with replacement poles after the wind knocked down the poles in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A series of trees fell on Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland, while crews were trying to restore power to the area. (WTOP/John Domen)
A series of trees fell on Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland, while crews were trying to restore power to the area. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
A pine tree hanging over Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland. Power crews were responding to the incident and had to move quickly when the tree started to topple. (WTOP/John Domen)
A pine tree hanging over Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland. Power crews were responding to the incident and had to move quickly when the tree started to topple. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
A big pine tree on the ground near Rockville Civic Center Park with down wires. (WTOP/John Domen)
A big pine tree on the ground near Rockville Civic Center Park with down wires. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
A long stretch of Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland, closed because of a downed wire on Friday, March, 2. (WTOP/John Domen)
A long stretch of Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland, closed because of a downed wire on Friday, March, 2. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
A piece of siding in a tree in Warrenton, Virginia. (Courtesy Tish Devere)
A piece of siding in a tree in Warrenton, Virginia. (Courtesy Tish Devere) (Courtesy Tish Devere)
A downed tree and power lines at the intersection of Edwards Ferry Road and Queens Street NE in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A downed tree and power lines at the intersection of Edwards Ferry Road and Queens Street NE in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A generator yanked off a pole after a tree fell on power lines in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A generator yanked off a pole after a tree fell on power lines in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A tree knocked down by the wind at Queen Street and Ferry Road, pulling down power lines and a pole in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augensten)
A tree knocked down by the wind at Queen Street and Ferry Road, pulling down power lines and a pole in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augensten) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A crash involving a downed tree, a tractor trailer and several vehicles blocked some lanes on I-495 between old Georgetown Road and Route 355 Rockville Pike. (Courtesy Pete Piringer via Twitter)
A crash involving a downed tree, a tractor trailer and several vehicles blocked some lanes on I-495 between old Georgetown Road and Route 355 Rockville Pike. (Courtesy Pete Piringer via Twitter) (Courtesy Pete Piringer)
Downed tree branches on Fessenden Street west of River Road in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Downed tree branches on Fessenden Street west of River Road in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) ((WTOP/Dave Dildine))
A fire marshal condemns a home after a tree fell on it in Kensington, Maryland. (WTOP/John Domen)
A fire marshal condemns a home after a tree fell on it in Kensington, Maryland. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
A clearer view of the damage done by a tree that fell on a home in Kensington, Maryland. A 100-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (WTOP/John Domen)
A clearer view of the damage done by a tree that fell on a home in Kensington, Maryland. A 100-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
Several trees fell in Kensington, Maryland. One 100-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after a tree fell on his home, the injuries he suffered are not believed to be life threatening. (WTOP/John Domen)
Several trees fell in Kensington, Maryland. One 100-year-old woman had to be taken to the hospital after a tree fell on her home, the injuries she suffered are not believed to be life threatening. (WTOP/John Domen) (WTOP/John Domen)
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Visitors pose for photo in front of a large tree that toppled at the National Mall due to high winds. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A tree falls near a gas station in Northwest D.C., following blustery winds in the area over the weekend. (Courtesy Christine Evans)
A downed tree lays across part of the National Mall on Saturday. (Courtesy Jim Havard)
A tree is completely uprooted in Springfield, Virginia, by strong storm winds. (Courtesy Sarita Rijhwani)
Downed tree in Burke, Virginia on Burke Lake Road. (Courtesy Twitter/Caroline J.)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree is down, completely blocking the 4200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW by Embassy Park Drive. It took out a couple of cars in the process.
 (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
A tree tangled in utility lines fell on a building in the 1200 block of North Meade Street in Arlington. (Courtesy @wdahlstrom via Twitter)
On Massachusetts Avenue near American University, a car sustained significant damage. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
In Arlington, the severe wind knocked down a larger tree at South Walter Reed Drive and South Eighth Street. (Courtesy @smugclimber via Twitter)
Some drivers who parked under trees during the high wind warning won’t like what they see when they decide to hit the road. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A fallen limb knocks down wires, blocking Arizona Avenue between Canal Road and MacArthur Boulevard. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A tree landed on parked cars in the 3100 block of New Mexico Avenue in D.C. Friday. (Courtesy @dougfun via Twitter)
The winds downed a large tree in Fairfax. (Courtesy @whodatbruja via Twitter)
A downed tree just missed a Silver Spring house on Friday. No one was injured. (Courtesy Dar Maxwell)
A downed tree just missed a Silver Spring house on Friday. No one was injured. (Courtesy Dar Maxwell)
A crew works to remove a tree off the southbound George Washington Parkway. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The high winds forced National Cathedral officials to send workers and visitors home, over concerns that it could blow loose scaffolding on the central tower. The tower is still undergoing repairs after the 2011 earthquake. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The winds downed trees across D.C. (Courtesy María Yliquín via Twitter.)
Police tape blocks off a road with a hazardous storm-damaged tree on Idaho Avenue in D.C. (WTOP/Darci Marchese)
A downed tree on top of a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A downed tree on a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A downed tree on top of a home in the Hollin Hills area of Fairfax. (WTOP/Kristi King)
The traffic lights are out and rattling in the wind in Prince George's County. (WTOP/Darci Marchese)
Cabin John Dog Park fence was smashed by fallen trees in the D.C. area. (Courtesy Andrew Lih via Twitter)
A downed tree led to major traffic delays on the Key Bridge into Georgetown. (Courtesy Warren Dahlstrom via Twitter)
Downed tree and over turned garbage cans in the D.C. area. (Courtesy Endiseli Kil via Twitter)
A downed tree blocks a drive way in the D.C. area. (Courtesy IC via Twitter)
A big tree came down inside the southern edge of the Naval Observatory grounds and split open the fence. (Courtesy Jeremy Pelofsky via Twitter)
A downed tree by Burning Tree Elemenatry in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy Casey Johnson via Twitter)
A downed tree blocks traffic on New Mexico Avenue by American University (Courtesy Christian Paolini via Twitter)
Crews arrive with replacement poles after the wind knocked down the poles in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A series of trees fell on Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland, while crews were trying to restore power to the area. (WTOP/John Domen)
A pine tree hanging over Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland. Power crews were responding to the incident and had to move quickly when the tree started to topple. (WTOP/John Domen)
A big pine tree on the ground near Rockville Civic Center Park with down wires. (WTOP/John Domen)
A long stretch of Baltimore Road in Rockville, Maryland, closed because of a downed wire on Friday, March, 2. (WTOP/John Domen)
A piece of siding in a tree in Warrenton, Virginia. (Courtesy Tish Devere)
A downed tree and power lines at the intersection of Edwards Ferry Road and Queens Street NE in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A generator yanked off a pole after a tree fell on power lines in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A tree knocked down by the wind at Queen Street and Ferry Road, pulling down power lines and a pole in Leesburg, Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augensten)
A crash involving a downed tree, a tractor trailer and several vehicles blocked some lanes on I-495 between old Georgetown Road and Route 355 Rockville Pike. (Courtesy Pete Piringer via Twitter)
Downed tree branches on Fessenden Street west of River Road in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A fire marshal condemns a home after a tree fell on it in Kensington, Maryland. (WTOP/John Domen)
A clearer view of the damage done by a tree that fell on a home in Kensington, Maryland. A 100-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (WTOP/John Domen)
Several trees fell in Kensington, Maryland. One 100-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after a tree fell on his home, the injuries he suffered are not believed to be life threatening. (WTOP/John Domen)


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