YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Strong winds and heavy rain began moving through the Valley in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Heavy downpours were recorded with wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.
Ponding water is a concern on highways and side roads. Drivers are urged to use caution when traveling, especially at high speeds.
A strong line of storms are on track to come through the day Wednesday, the strongest storms are expected to move through during the 7 a.m. hour.
Damaging winds are possible with heavy downpours. Strong winds have toppled small trees and brought power lines down in some parts of Trumbull County including Johnston, Hubbard, Bloomfield, Vernon, Greene, Fowler and Weatherfield townships. A report of power lines down was reported at a house on Morningside Drive in Hubbard.
Sporadic power outages were reported in Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Southern Local Schools were closed Wednesday due to a power outage.