Storms wreak havoc on trees, power lines across Valley

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(WKBN) – Severe storms hit the Valley Wednesday afternoon, bringing down trees and power lines across the area.

Trees fell on Carson Salt Springs Road at Route 534 in Newton Township, blocking the road and wires were also reported down in the area.

From Leetonia to northern Trumbull County, the rain and wind swept through leaving some damage behind.

A tree was brought down on Drummond Avenue in Hubbard.

In North Bloomfield, trees were downed and a barn was flattened.

According to a viewer, a tree is down and blocking Warner Road about a mile south of Route 82 in the Brookfield area.

The storm dropped heavy rain outside the Eastwood Mall and winds were strong in Weathersfield where another tree had trouble standing on Crestmont Drive.

Captain Raymond Knepper with the Weathersfield Fire Department responded to the house. A couple of trees had limbs that broke off and one landed on an awning and broke a window.

“It looked like wind shear came through,” Knepper said.

One adult and two children were inside. They were not hurt.

“They’re lucky the way it fell. Had a couple of children in the back bedroom, so another few feet in that direction, we may have had a different situation,” Knepper said.

There was frustration on Anderson Moore from a tree falling. It brought down power lines and knocked out electricity.

Neighbors pointed out another tree that had lost a huge limb. It came down during a storm last month and also clipped the power lines. You could see a new pole had been put in recently as part of repairs from that tree coming down.

At the height of the storms, hundreds of customers were without power across the Valley. According to FirstEnergy’s website, these customers are still without power. (As of 11:30 p.m. Wednesday)

  • Columbiana County: 27
  • Mahoning County: 42
  • Trumbull County: 457

In Mercer County, 179 are without power. In Lawrence County, 62 are without power.

We’ll bring you more information on storm damage once we have it.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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