• Storms cause damage throughout area

    Residents are cleaning up after a round of storms caused damage throughout the area Thursday and early Friday.
    A large tree blocked Scotts Run Road Friday morning in Collier Township.

    In Shaler, severe weather caused downed trees which destroyed property and left dozens of residents without power for much of the day. 



    "We heard a big boom and then next thing you know, everyone started coming outside,” said Scott Jordan, a Shaler Highlands resident.
    A spokesperson for Duquesne Light confirmed that a tree came down during the storms and caused extensive damage. The apartments lost power around 3:30 p.m. and crews restored services about six hours later.
    In Westmoreland County, winds were so strong a roof was ripped from a house, and several cars were destroyed after a tree toppled over.
    The homeowner said if the tree would had fallen the other way, it would have destroyed the house. 
    Several other trees were downed in the county. There were no reported injuries. 



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