High winds overnight had several local police departments responding to reports of toppled trees.
The Lawrence County 911 center received reports of trees being down at 12:25 a.m. today at Route 1688 and Carter Road in Washington Township; at 1:10 a.m. on West State Street in Mahoning Township; at 1:16 a.m. on Mohawk School Road in North Beaver Township; at 1:26 a.m. at 5185 Edinburg Road in North Beaver Township; at 1:27 a.m. at 1829 Route 956 in Wilmington Township;at 3:03 a.m. on Smiley Stop Road in Wayne Township; at 4:58 a.m. on 1011 Maryland Ave. in New Castle; and at 5:03 a.m. on Savannah-Gardner Road in Shenango Township.
In addition reports of downed wires were received at 11:48 p.m. yesterday at 761 Route 18 in Wilmington Township and at 12:09 a.m. today on Route 422 in Slippery Rock Township.
According to First Energy’s website, fewer than 500 Lawrence County customers were without power as of 8:22 a.m. today.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a special weather statement for most of western Pennsylvania, advising of continued windy conditions throughout the morning and for much of the day.
The weather service said southwest to west winds from 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph are likely. Those traveling on north-south routes should be alert for strong crosswinds. Be on the lookout for debris blown onto the roads.