High winds in the valley, multiple trees down

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Windy conditions causing power lines and trees to come down

(WYTV) — Lots of reports of downed trees and power lines were reported Sunday morning during a night of heavy winds.

A car hit a fallen tree Oakwood Avenue on the west side of Youngstown.

No one was injured.

Downed wires sparked a small fire in Coitsville Township around 3:15 a.m. on McCartney Road near Victory Christian Center.

Just a reminder, you should never walk around downed power lines. If you see any in the street, do not get out of your car.

Then, shortly before 3:30 a.m., calls came in about a fallen tree on I-680.

It happened in the southbound lanes near Midlothian Blvd. Authorities say the heavy wind was to blame.

“It’s pretty windy, I mean, I almost lost my hat a couple times tonight. It just comes and goes. You can feel right now how you get a big gust and it’ll go back down, but it has been fluctuating through the night and at times it has been high,” said OSP Trooper John Lamm. “There was a pretty large tree that got blown over with the wind and the car ended up- it ended up striking the car at the same time.”

The male driver of the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Another tree came down on Ravenwood Drive Southeast in Warren.

The tree landed on a car as well as part of the house.

Neighbors say they didn’t even hear the tree fall in the middle of the night.

A few miles down the road, another tree fell on top of a car on Blair Avenue in Warren.

The tree uprooted and landed on the back part of the vehicle.

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