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Toppled Tree Causes Power Outages In Emsworth

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Snow wasn’t the only problem today when a late April storm hit the area.

Strong winds toppled a large tree in the borough of Emsworth. It happened at the 200 block of Greenwood Avenue, one of the highest points in the borough — if not the highest point.

Kevin Yurkovich, a borough council member, said when the tree came down it took down all the power lines and damaged several parked cars.

“A strong gust of wind came through, took down the tree, knocked down three power poles up across the street, damaged a couple cars,” Yurkovich said. “There are about 15 houses or so without power.”

Yurkovich also said it will take Duquesne Light several hours to fully restore power.

One neighbor said she heard a noise and thought it was a car running into a house or building, only to discover it was the tree that toppled.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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