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Storm topples power lines, damages buildings in Cambridge Springs

Submitted Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:17am by Andy Alm

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS -- A Severe Thunderstorm went through the Borough of Cambridge Springs around 5:00 pm yesterday causing 3 trees to fall on homes, a roof at the Magee Repair Station to be removed in the Borough of Cambridge Springs, and numerous other trees and wires down in the Borough, Cambridge Township and Rockdale Township.  At the peak of the storm up to 1,500 customers were without electricity.

Cambridge Springs Fire Dept., Police Department, Road Dept., Emergency Management, and Ambulance Service was assisted by Venango Vol. Fire Dept. to clear roadways while utility companies repaired the power lines and restored the power.  No injuries being reported now and no unmet needs from Cambridge Springs Borough EMA Coordinator.  As of this morning most power was restored to everyone.

The National Weather Service said they saw nothing on the radar to confirm it was a tornado and the damage that was caused is not consistent to a tornado so it was straight line winds that caused the damages.  All roadways are open as of this morning.  Crawford County EMA monitored the situation and coordinated with Cambridge Springs EMA Municipal Coordinator Pat Mahon.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:00 pm last night for the Centerville area and eastern Crawford County with nothing major being reported from that area.