Tornado Warning Expired In Beaver County

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BEAVER (AP/KDKA) — Beaver County was under a tornado warning for about half an hour Sunday evening.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Calcutta, Ohio, around 7:17 p.m., prompting the National Weather Service to put west central Beaver County under a tornado warning until 7:45 p.m.

There were high winds and significant rain along I-79 North in the area, but the heavy rains passed through relatively quickly.

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In Lawrence County, trees were knocked down, roads were closed and police were waiting for utility companies to arrive before the streets reopened. A downed tree shut down Butler Street for several hours in New Castle.

Severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were also in effect throughout western Pennsylvania until about 11 p.m.

The severe weather also hit Ohio.

At least eight people were injured after a possible tornado tore through a small Ohio city.

Mercer County officials say six people were hurt at a restaurant in Celina that was damaged on Sunday during the severe weather. One person was hurt at another business, and one was injured in a car crash after a utility pole fell.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The National Weather Service says it will conduct a storm survey on Monday. The weather service says it’s expected that two separate tornadoes struck the county, with the strongest hitting Celina’s business district.

Several businesses sustained heavy damage. Downed trees and power lines also were reported.

Schools in Celina will be closed on Monday due to the storm damage.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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