Quick storm left path of damage in Canfield, Austintown

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CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – A storm rolled through Austintown and Canfield Thursday evening and although it only lasted about 15 minutes, it left quite an impact.

The storm knocked over a 100-feet tree in the yard of Tim and Kay Lou King of the Meander Wood development near the intersection of Turner Road and Kirk Road, punching a hole in the roof right above their bedroom. Tim King is the executive chef at the Upstairs Restaurant.

He pulled in the driveway to see the damage at the same time as the tree cutting service he called to remove the tree.

“Came home, big old tree on top of the house. Another half hour or so, we are going to see what is underneath there,” King said.

Everybody our news crew talked with described the same conditions that were reported during the 6 p.m. newscast. That included hail, heavy rain and strong winds.

In the Stonebridge development in Canfield, there was high water and slow going. A downed tree blocked Turner Road very close to David Kimmel’s home. He could not believe how quick the storm hit.

“At 5:30, it came through and at 5:40, it was done. Hail, etc. But then it was gone,” Kimmel said.

Many tree leaves were just plastered to the sides of people’s homes, with small branches down everywhere and bigger branches falling in many spots as well.

A tree on Marty Walter’s property fell over and knocked down the power line to his Kirk Road house. He called Ohio Edison before 6 p.m. and was told they would get it fixed before 3 a.m.

“I can’t watch the Cavs game. Got all kind of munchies and I can’t eat them now,” Walter said.

As of 9:50 p.m., approximately 2,000 customers still were without power, mostly in the Poland and Struthers areas. Ohio Edison expects to have all customers restored by 3 a.m. Friday.

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