Storm downs Pa. trees, wires, blows mill roof off

4/10/2013 4:45 PM
By Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Forecasters say severe thunderstorms rumbling through western Pennsylvania have downed trees and power lines and reportedly blown the roof of a steel mill.

The National Weather Service said emergency officials in Venango County reported shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday that numerous trees and wires had fallen on houses and cars, trapping some people in their homes.

Trees and wires were also reported down in Mercer County, where the roof of a steel mill in Heritage had reportedly been blown off.

Large hail was also reported in surrounding areas.

State police reported power lines and trees also down in Butler County.

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