Downed trees, flooding, heavy snow reported across the Valley

Many called to report downed trees, high winds and flooding

Downed tree on Gypsy Lane in Youngstown.
Downed tree on Gypsy Lane in Youngstown.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – WKBN First News received dozens of calls overnight and Friday morning about the severe weather.

Many called to report downed trees, high winds and flooding.

Youngstown spent over nine hours with sustained winds over 20 miles per hour with the strongest wind gust peaking at 51 miles per hour.

These winds toppled trees all over the Valley.

Police and fire crews in Campbell say strong winds blew a tree onto a house. That happened at about 12:30 a.m. Friday on Oxford Street. The soil around the tree was saturated with water.

The woman who lives in the house said she’s OK, and no one was hurt. She said it’s a miracle that the tree only damaged her gutter and missed her neighbor’s house. A neighbor came over to help her clear the tree out of her driveway.

In Trumbull County, a tree fell on an RV in Newton Falls. The tree crushed half of the vehicle. No one was hurt.

Thursday night, a tree fell on Gypsy Lane and power was knocked out to traffic signals in the area of Logan Avenue. A huge tree was cleared away Thursday night on Gypsy Lane in the same area.

To make matters worse, a WRTA bus had its route block and tried to turn around. It was then that the bus got stuck and had to be pulled out after blocking traffic for half an hour.

In Howland, flooding was reported on Rosegarden Driver. Ditches were overflowing and flooding yards.

And in Struthers, a tree fell on Lowellville Road, tearing down power lines and closing the roadway for a few hours.

Even though the winter storm is over, the high winds have left a lasting effect in the Valley.

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