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Massive Tree, Once Considered By City For Christmas, Topples Over In Greenfield Front Yard

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The high winds blowing through the Southwestern Pennsylvania region have blown over trees, branches, signs, downed power lines and caused a host of power outages.

A Wind Advisory remains in effect for much of the region through 6 p.m. with 20-30 mph winds and gusts possible up to 50 mph.

A High Wind Warning is also out through this afternoon for Beaver, Mercer, Lawrence and Somerset counties, as well as the higher elevations of Fayette and Westmoreland counties.


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Damage in the Pittsburgh area is widespread.

One of the scenes of the worst damage is in Shaler Township where are tree came down on a home on Belladonna Drive.

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There is other damage elsewhere.

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In the city, a massive tree toppled over in a front yard on Loretta Street in Greenfield.

The homeowner says city officials considered using the tree about four years ago for Christmas, but he passed. Now, the owner says he wishes he hadn't.

At the West End Circle, a traffic sign came down into the middle of the road.

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There were scary moments on the road in Banksville this morning too, as a tree came down in traffic.

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Trees were also reported down in the city's Lincoln-Lemington and Sheraden sections. As well as in Crafton.

In Butler County, trees came down in Cranberry Township, too.

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A tree shut down part of Rowan Road in Cranberry Township, bringing down power lines with it.

Greg Flynn was outside when the tree went down.

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"I heard some cracking, like timber breaking. Then we turned around and looked. We saw the top of the tree just break off and fall and hit the power line. Power lines and the cellphone, cable. All of that," he said.

Stay with KDKA for team coverage on the damage from the high winds.

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