Kenny Chesney Fans Caught In Sudden Storm

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Another quick-hitting storm left damage across the Pittsburgh region.

Some North Side tailgaters for tonight’s Kenny Chesney concert also bore the brunt of some knocked over trees, when a large one fell on some cars and left two people injured.

One witness says the scene was chaotic with two people eventually being taken away in ambulances.

“Really we’re all just having a good time right here and clouds got gray and dark and next we knew the wind blew through and it seemed like a tornado coming through,” said Scott Zarephoss of Somerset.

Carol English says she was in a car when the window blew out.

“It started raining, we were tailgating for the Kenny Chesney concert, it started raining so my friends and I jumped in her vehicle and I just leaned up slightly to talk to the girls in the front seat and crash, boom the tree ended up in the back seat,” she said. “I was just in total shock.”

However, many other Kenny Chesney fans seemed unfazed by the sudden burst of rain.

Just a little rain…. And a lot of fun! #thebigrevival #KennyChesney #pittsburgh #tailgating with @catmoelker

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The city also cracked down on tailgaters, making sure they cleaned up after themselves.

“I like what city did to reduce tailgating hours and I think be supportive effort for city off Pittsburgh,” tailgater Charlie Jones said.

Fans weren’t able to get into lots to tailgate until 1 p.m. Saturday.

If you weren’t going to the concert, you had to be out of the lots by 7 p.m.

“It’s nothing what they said it was. Everyone’s keeping up clean pretty good,” tailgater Andy Lightner said.

Police made sure their presence was known everywhere. They were on foot, bike and horse.

They say paramedics were pretty busy too.

State police Liquor control enforcement officers cited 17 minors for underage drinking in Heinz Field’s parking lots.

One of those people are facing criminal charges.

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