Authorities say thunderstorms that swept through the Washington region led to a man's death and left thousands without power.
National Park Service spokesman Bill Line says the man was riding his bicycle on the C&O Canal towpath in Montgomery County, Md., when he was struck and killed by a falling tree Sunday night.
He was identified as 56-year-old Neil Reich of Forest Hills, N.Y.
Line says the man and a companion had been on a bike trip from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., to Washington.
High winds also brought down power lines, knocking out power to thousands of customers.
At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dominion Virginia Power was reporting about 4,900 customers without power in northern Virginia. Pepco was reporting about 115 customers without power in Washington and Montgomery and Prince George's counties.