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Storm topples trees, rips off roof in Derry Township

Jeff Himler
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A transformer leans against a tree along Keystone Park Road, after heavy storms rolled through Derry Township on Friday, April 26, 2019. The storm also ripped part of the roof off a home on Keystone Park Road. Meteorologist Alicia Miller said the National Weather Service”s Pittsburgh office was considering sending a crew Saturday to investigate the scene. “It’s inconclusive whether it was straight line winds or tornadic,” she said of the storm.
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A tarp is placed over a home’s roof on Keystone Park Road in Derry Township after it was damaged by heavy storms on Friday, April 26, 2019. The storm felled trees and power lines near Keystone State Park. Meteorologist Alicia Miller said the National Weather Service”s Pittsburgh office was considering sending a crew Saturday to investigate the scene. “It’s inconclusive whether it was straight line winds or tornadic,” she said of the storm.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Trees were uprooted along Keystone Park Road after heavy storms rolled through Derry Township on Friday, April 26, 2019. The storm also ripped part of the roof off a home on Keystone Park Road. Meteorologist Alicia Miller said the National Weather Service”s Pittsburgh office was considering sending a crew Saturday to investigate the scene. “It’s inconclusive whether it was straight line winds or tornadic,” she said of the storm.

A storm that swept through the area Friday afternoon felled trees and power lines near Keystone State Park in Derry Township and ripped part of the roof off a home on Keystone Park Road.

Residents were present when the sub-roof and shingles were torn off a ranch house near the intersection of Flowers Road, but there was no interior damage and no injuries were reported, according to Justin Horrell, captain with the Bradenville Fire Department.

Firefighters responded just after 1 p.m. and assisted the homeowners, who used a tarp to cover the damaged area of the roof.

Toppled trees and wires shut down a section of Keystone Park Road, between Flowers and Route 981, Horrell said. Firefighters from Bradenville, New Alexandria, Blairsville and Latrobe remained on the scene until about 2:30 p.m., as West Penn Power and PennDOT crews took over cleanup of the storm damage.

Meteorologist Alicia Miller said the National Weather Service”s Pittsburgh office was considering sending a crew Saturday to investigate the scene. “It’s inconclusive whether it was straight line winds or tornadic,” she said of the storm Friday.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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