WASHINGTON COUNTY - A thunderstorm that struck the southern and eastern portions of Washington County on Saturday caused power outages and kept emergency workers hopping.
One serious injury was reported when a young woman was struck by lightning near the C&O Canal towpath in Weverton in the southern part of the county.
Allegheny Energy crews were working to restore power to some 950 Washington County customers, Allegheny spokesman Mike Grandillo said. Most were in Smithsburg and Knoxville, he said, although there were reports of outages in Keedysville, Hagerstown and other areas.
"Crews will be out there until power is restored," Grandillo said. "I would say everybody should have their power back on by noon (today)" - assuming there was no more storm activity Saturday night, he said.