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Storms Barrel Through Region Causing Damage, Power Outages

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Late-day thunderstorms, that brought heavy rains and gusty winds, barreled through the Pittsburgh region Friday evening causing some property damage and power outages.

A few of the storms were destructive and packed a powerful punch.

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In the East Carnegie section of Pittsburgh, a huge pine tree was uprooted on Bell Avenue, damaging a homeowner's front porch.

A short distance away on Woodkirk Street, a section of a tree fell, narrowly missing Melanie Johnson's home.

Johnson hold KDKA-TV News, "I heard some crashing, and I assumed it was lightning. I'm just glad it didn't hurt anybody or damage anyone's property when it fell."

There was also some damage in Green Tree.

(Photo Credit: Woody's World TV)

Duquesne Light says its biggest weather-related trouble spot was Oakland where 1,800 customers were temporarily left in the dark when a tree fell on a power line.

A spokeswoman said as of late Friday night, power had been restored to all customers.

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