Update: Photo Gallery: Friday Night Storm Causes Power Outages, Fallen Trees
Friday night's storm left a mess throughout Leesburg.
A strong storm hit Leesburg late Friday night causing high winds, a twenty degree drop, power outages and closed roads.
East Market Street was closed between N King Street and North St SE just before 11 p.m. due to a large tree that fell in front of the Loudoun County Courthouse. The tree was large enough to block parts of the road and even took down part of the metal fence.
Tree crews cleaned as much as they could before heading near Raflo Park where more trees and branches blocked roadways. The park itself was also a mess.
Due to the power outages from last night’s storm, the Community Room at the Leesburg Police Department is open as a cooling center for those residents who may need it. The cooling center will remain open until power has been restored to all Leesburg neighborhoods.
Other air-conditioned facilities operated by Loudoun County are available during normal business hours as places where people can seek refuge from the excessive heat:
• The Senior Center of Leesburg, 102 North Street NW, Leesburg
• Douglass Community Center, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg
• Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville
• Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling
Leesburg Patch will continue to provide photos and updates of Friday night's thunderstorm. If you have images that you would like to share feel free to upload them to the gallery or email them to email@example.com.