WIND DAMAGE

County firefighters and energy workers were kept busy around the county during the early morning hours Friday as high winds combined with saturated soil brought down trees that temporarily blocked roads and caused minor power outages. The winds gusted while bringing in the cold front and an old large tree collapsed taking down wires and snapping off a utility pole plunging homes along East High Street into darkness. Luckily damage to the homes at 215 and 217 E. High St. in Lisbon was minimal taking down some gutters and window trim as the tree fell in the driveway area between the two homes. Above, a First Energy lineman begins to disconnect wires while waiting for pole crew and the forestry crews to arrive. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

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