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LIVERPOOL TWP., Ohio - The strong storms that blew through Columbiana County Tuesday afternoon brought down plenty of large trees.  Some of those trees made  their way on to Route 11, making traffic come to a near standstill for a short time just north of East Liverpool.

One woman was hospitalized after a tree fell on her truck. Ohio State Highway Patrol officials confirmed that 54-years-old Kelly Meadows was struck by a tree while traveling on SR 30 and sent to the East Liverpool Hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Closer to town, there were numerous road closures including a dangerous situation on Park Way. Not far from the entrance of Thompson Park, the only thing stopping a large tree from blocking the road was a power line and another tree holding it up.

"We had some decent hail to begin with. Then the wind and rain really picked up, and here we are now." said Thompson Park Superintendent J.C. Blackhurst.

But it's the damage that rained down on Liverpool Township and the Village of Dixonville that has some convinced a tornado touched down here. Cheval Avenue was left with no electric service and landscaped by uprooted trees.

Dixonville resident Jay Mattern told 21 News that the warning siren sounded after what he believes was a tornado touched down in his families back yard. "We were standing in the kitchen fixing dinner. I looked out the window and I says to the wife, 'look at that tree. It's spinning!' And my daughter came in and said there's a tornado.  They ran down in the basement. Got em downstairs.  I looked out the window. The trees started spinning and they all just started falling down." said Mattern 

Rayna Allison of Dixonville became emotional when she talked about trying to get her 5-year-old daughter Charlie to safety. She told 21 news,  "I saw the trees leaning, grabbed her and took off that way. It was scary." 

The powerful storm scared the daylights out of Dixonville resident Faye Davis. She says the sun was shining one minute, and a tree was coming through her roof the next. "I screamed and then about 3 minutes later I heard this other crash and saw that the trees had fallen into my house." said Davis.  

Road crews have already started helping this community pick up the pieces. The National Weather Service is expected to make a visit to determine whether it was a strong storm, micro burst or a tornado that swept through the area.

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