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Severe weather brings power lines downs, road closure in Kinsman

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KINSMAN, Ohio - Severe wind and storms have caused four telephone poles and wires to fall in to the road and on to cars.

Police urge drivers to use caution or avoid Main Street in Kinsman between Yoder and Elm Streets.

Main Street resident Carrie Battison tells 21 News that there are a number of poles broken in half and multiple trees down toward Andover.

She says ambulance and rescue squads drove by her house to the scene, but no injuries have been reported at this time.

At this time, Battison says her home and others on her street are out of power and there is a tremendous amount of thunder, lightning and wind which began around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.

The entire street is closed off at this time.

A report was made of a tractor-trailer being struck by lightning on Interstate 76 Eastbound near Jackson Township.

Trees were also reported down in Greenville, Lordstown and other parts of Mercer and Trumbull counties.

Gaver's weather service in Columbiana, just outside of Lisbon, reported a number of trees down in the area.

As of 5:32 p.m. a number of power outages have been reported.

Northern Trumbull and Northern Mercer Counties have been hit the hardest.

As many as 3,500 people are out of power in Kinsman, North Bloomfield and Johnson Townships, and the City of Girard has as many as 500 people without power.

First Energy has reported that Mercer County has up to 1500 people without power, and an outage as high as 500 homes and businesses in Stoneboro County.

First Energy says the outage is so widespread that they have no predicted time for all of the power to be restored.

They are assessing the situation and trying to restore power as soon as possible.

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