Possible Tornado Causes Extensive Damage In Frederick County

Severe weather brings down trees on homes and cars

New Market, Md. (DG) – Emergency crews are reporting numerous problems in the Green Valley and New Market areas of Frederick County, Md. due to a possible tornado that came through early this morning.

Maryland State Police have closed down Route 80 and Route 75 for multiple power lines down in the roadway.


Spokesperson for Frederick County Fire and Rescue Sarah Campbell said the situation is being classified as heavy winds and storm until officials conduct further research.

“It has not been classified officially as a tornado yet,” Campbell said. “… They’ll send their own crews out to evaluate and then they’ll decide if it was actually indeed a tornado that touched down.”

A tree came down on a home in the 5100 block of Old Bartholows Road, and many cars were damaged due to trees falling on them.

Campbell said a downed power line caused a car to flip over and around 10 AM and emergency responders received a call about a person being trapped in their home after a tree fell on it.

No injuries related to the storm have been reported.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Frederick County before 8 AM.

“When that tornado warning comes out, that means that there is something suspected in your area,” Campbell said. “at that point in time, you definitely want a shelter in place.”