Afternoon Storm Leaves Path Of Destruction

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The buzz of a chainsaws could be heard on several streets in Shaler Township after a storm roared through the Pittsburgh area Tuesday afternoon.

A tree fell on a home, another tree fell on a swimming pool and other trees brought down wires.

Chief Chuck Coyle from the Elfinwild Volunteer Fire Department also reported some minor flooding.

Fire crews shut down Mount Royal Boulevard for a time over the fear that some tree limbs knocked loose in the storm could fall on to passing cars.

No injuries reported in Shaler.

However, in McCandless, Allegheny County reports that a woman showed up at the paramedic station on Grubbs Road and reported that she had been struck by lightning.

There’s no word on her condition.

In Wexford, lighting hit the chimney at King Orthodontics and sent stone flying.

No one was hurt, but Dr. Earle King says it created a huge white flash and very loud boom.

At one point during the storm, there was smoke coming from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church after it was reportedly hit by lightning.

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