NWS confirms microburst in Lawrenceville area

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a microburst moved through the Lawrenceville area Saturday evening. Two buildings also partially collapsed, shutting down a portion of Butler Street. STORY: https://on.wpxi.com/2HcRBWr Subscribe to WPXI: https://on.wpxi.com/YouTube Connect with WPXI online: https://www.wpxi.com/ Download our FREE apps: https://wpxiapps.com/

PITTSBURGH — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a microburst moved through the Lawrenceville area Saturday evening.

Channel 11's Amy Hudak was in the area checking out the damage left behind.

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There were hundreds of outages in the area, according to Duquesne Light's website. There were also outages in Millvale, Reserve and Shaler.

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Two buildings also partially collapsed, shutting down a portion of Butler Street.

Viewer Larry Gioia sent us this photo of damage to a building:

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Photo credit: Larry Gioia

Pittsburgh officials said it's a miracle nobody was hurt given the nature of the damage.

"We have two building collapses – lots of debris and trees uprooted in Allegheny cemetery and one tree on a car about 4 blocks down from here," Pittsburgh Public Information Officer Cara Cruz said.

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