Harsh summer storm downs trees, causes flooding in Greensburg, surrounding areas
Storms, accompanied by high winds, battered much of Western Pennsylvania late in the afternoon and through the early evening hours on Tuesday.
Numerous trees and some lightning strikes were reported in Greensburg neighborhoods and surrounding communities, emergency dispatchers were told.
Trees and branches fell onto homes and vehicles.
The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety reported a portion of Route 66 near Italy Road in Salem Township was closed temporarily because of flooding, as well as numerous reports of downed tree limbs and flash flooding.
An attic fire was reported in Hempfield, but it was quickly extinguished, a dispatcher said. No injuries were reported.
West Penn Power reported sporadic power outages throughout the region.
The National Weather Service received reports of “numerous trees down” in areas including Darlington in Beaver County, Greenville in Mercer County, Emlenton in Venango County, and Marienville in Forest County.
Trees also were reported down throughout Elk County and many parts of the region.
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