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Downed trees keep Penn Hills public-works crews busy during second round of storms

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Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Flooding was not an issue in Penn Hills during the second round of severe thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes and caused massive flooding in southern Allegheny County, according to public works officials, but the high winds caused power outages and fallen trees throughout the municipality.

Public Works Director Gerry Nosal said his crews were out Wednesday night removing downed trees on Stoneledge Drive, Paris Road, Doak Street, Springdale Drive and Rodilin Drive.

“Several (downed trees) on local streets brought down electric wires. Duquesne Light did repair the wires overnight and a DPW crew was called out at 4:30 a.m. to remove the trees from the roads,” Nosal said.

PennDOT Spokesman Steve Cowan said state crews closed Lime Hollow Road around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday night due to downed wires and trees. The road reopened at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or

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