Storms down trees, wires across area

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Severe storms pummeled parts of the Valley on Tuesday afternoon, and among the hardest hit areas was Kinsman in northeast Trumbull County, where debris on the roadways has closed down parts of state Route 5 between Main Street and state Route 87.

Power also needs to be restored to parts of the Kinsman area after downed trees toppled power lines and came crashing down on homes.

“Like a mini tornado. We counted 35 trees on the way home and three detours,” said Kinsman resident Molly Rink.

In Cortland, the police department said there is significant damage on Grove Drive between Main Street and South Bank Street. The road will be closed until Wednesday.

A little further south in Champion, a tree landed on a garage. The residents declined to go on camera, but said it became really windy and they heard the tree buckling and falling, saying like it sounded like a machine gun going off.

And not far from Champion, a viewer sent us photos of damage to the Skyway Drive-in in Warren, where part of the siding was blown off.

In southern Trumbull County, also shut down is Tibbetts Wick Road in Liberty Township near Katie’s Korner ice cream shop, where falling limbs brought down power lines. The road will remain closed until the mess is cleaned up.

In Mahoning County, a viewer sent us photos of a tree down on their home. The tree snapped, landing on a garage. They said the garage and roof appeared to both  have some minor damage.

And in Salem, at Third Street and Hawley Street, more limbs fell on power lines.

To see more photos of the storm damage, click here.

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