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Storms topple trees, cause power outages in York County

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch

Strong thunderstorms and wind toppled trees, knocked down wires and caused power outages Wednesday night in portions of York County.

Springettsbury Township and Spring Garden Township were among the hardest hit areas, with multiple reports of trees down on structures and debris on the road.

There were no reports of injuries, according to York County 911.

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Professionals from J & L Lawncare & Trees remove a large tree from a house in the 400 block of Cottage Place in Red Lion, Thursday, June 4, 2020. There were numerous fallen trees and power lines in the area following a storm Wednesday night. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Nearly 12,000 Met-Ed customers were without power as of 11 p.m. Wednesday night. That number was approximately 1,200 as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Power was expected to be restored in all areas by 6 p.m., Met-Ed reported.

York County and the surrounding region remained under a hazardous weather outlook Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Scattered severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds of 60 mph or greater, were possible in the afternoon and evening. 

Additional rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch were possible, the weather service said.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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Professionals from J & L Lawncare & Trees remove a large tree from a house in the 400 block of Cottage Place in Red Lion, Thursday, June 4, 2020. There were numerous fallen trees and power lines in the area following a storm Wednesday night. Dawn J. Sagert photo