Heavy Damage Follows Labor Day Storm

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For the second time in two weeks, a storm caused heavy damage throughout Warren County.

(Photo by Andy Close. Debris lays in the road following the Sept. 7 storm in Warren County.)

The remnants of Hurricane Laura passed through on Aug. 27, then another heavy storm rolled through during the late morning Sept. 7. Fallen trees damaged homes and vehicles, took out power lines and blocked roadways.

(Photo by Brian Hagberg. A tree lays on Conewango Ave, between McPherson and Alexander Streets, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.)

Youngsville Borough is asking that the public stay away from the Bike/Hike trail due to the number of trees down.

“Our Public Works Department will be working hard to get the areas cleaned up,” the borough said in a Facebook post. “We appreciate your patience during this time.”

The storm tore through the Russell area as well, with multiple trees down along Route 62, Old 62 and 957.

(Photo courtesy Jeff Nordin. Limbs are tangled in the wires at the corner of Walker Ave and Beechwood after a heavy storm rolled through, Monday, Sept. 7 2020.)

“As of right now we have handled over 8 incidents since 10:00 this morning, most of them weather related,” the Russell Volunteer Fire Department posted just before 6 p.m. Sept. 7.

The Warren County School District announced on its Facebook page that one of the AT&T towers was offline, potentially causing connectivity issues for students in the area. That issue was expected to be repaired by the afternoon of Sept. 9.