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Storm causes power outages, downed trees

June 26, 2013
  • Paula McCarron snapped this photo of the sky over Falling Waters, W.Va., as a storm system moved through the Tri-State area at around 9 p.m. Tuesday. "I have not seen skies like this since living in Minot, N.D.," she said. "I am thankful that wind stayed as calm as it did or that sky could have been deadly. "
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A storm that blew through Hagerstown on Tuesday night resulted in reports of some downed trees, as well as power outages in the downtown Hagerstown area, a Washington County 911 supervisor said.

As of shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the power outages were in the areas of Burhans Boulevard, Franklin Street, and North Jonathan Street, the supervisor said.

The outages were affecting some traffic signals, he said.

By 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, only five Potomac Edison customers in Washington County were without electricity, according to the FirstEnergy Storm Center website. In Pennsylvania, outages affecting 107 customers were reported in Franklin County, most of those in the Hamilton Township and St. Thomas areas, the website reported.

On his website, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported a top wind gust of 38 miles per hour at his weather station and only .01 inch of rain Tuesday night.

HMTV6 Chief Meteorologist Kris Nation says there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong to severe, he said.

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— Julie E. Greene

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