Storm causes downed trees, wires

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JANE BELLMYER

RIS­ING SUN

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— A fierce, al­beit brief, thun­der­storm blew through Ce­cil County Sun­day, caus­ing downed trees and power lines in the western end.

Fire­fight­ers re­sponded to a trans­former fire on Red Pump Road near Ris­ing Sun, as well as re­ports of downed trees on West Main Street in Ris­ing Sun and Woody Brown Road in Conowingo.

More than 6,000 Del­marva Power cus­tomers were without power when downed trees took down power lines. Fire po­lice kept traf­fic away from the West Main Street tree be­cause live wires were left ly­ing across the road.

The first out­ages were re­ported to the util­ity around 4:40 p.m. Sun­day as the storm drifted from west to east. Ac­cord­ing to the out­age map, the util­ity is warn­ing cus­tomers that is could be as late as 7 p.m. Mon­day be­fore power is re­stored.

No in­juries were re­ported.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Fire po­lice keep traf­fic away from the 300 block of West Main Street in Ris­ing Sun Sun­day evening when a storm took down power lines.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

On Woody Brown Road in Conowingo this big tree fell dur­ing the Sun­day evening storm.

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