Rough weather downs wires in Elizabeth Township
Winds that were clocked at more than 40 mph were part of a pattern of stormy weather that accompanied a cold front through the Mon-Yough area on Wednesday afternoon.
Tree-related damage was reported around the dinner hour in at least two area neighborhoods.
In Elizabeth Township, Trib Total Media news exchange partner WPXI-11 reported that lightning struck an unoccupied trailer and downed some live wires. Two township volunteer fire companies responded.
In Lincoln Place, a tree fell on a parked van.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
There wasn't much impact on electrical service.
West Penn Power reported a handful of outages around the dinner hour in Irwin and some Westmoreland County communities to the north and east.
As of midnight, 49 customers still were without power in Westmoreland, many of them around Greensburg and Monessen.
There wasn't as much rain as during last week's severe storms. The National Weather Service measured 0.25 inches during a seven-hour period at Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, with the bulk of it coming between 3:30 and 5 p.m.
Winds picked up when most of the rain had fallen. Gusts were measured up to 43 mph in late afternoon and continued in double-digit speeds up to 9 p.m.
Temperatures during the afternoon and early evening hours fell from 69 to 40 degrees.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or email@example.com.
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