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Thunderstorms leave trail of downed trees and wires in the Valley

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BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A slow-moving rain storm traveled across the Valley Monday night. The storm caused some localized flooding and brought several trees down.

"I heard a big crack, and I saw fireworks and there were sparks going everywhere," said Linda Perry of Austintown.

When she looked outside, Perry found a tree had fallen, bringing with it power lines and spouting before landing on two cars in her driveway. The incident was a close call for her son and his friend who had been waiting in one of the vehicles for the rain to slow down.

"Not even two seconds after they got out of that car the tree came right down on that car," said Perry.

In Canfield, there was another close call when a tree limb landed on a car that was passing underneath. Witnesses say thankfully no one was hurt.

"He said he was fine, just a little bummed because his car was scratched up," said Steve Easter of Canfield.

In Ellsworth Township, crews were kept busy clearing a fallen tree that had blocked both lanes of North Palmyra Road.

A large oak tree fell in one family's backyard in Canfield Township, taking with it a portion of their driveway before landing in a nearby pond.

"The pond and the fish, you could probably have heard them having little bowel movement from that," joked Robert Fink of Canfield Township.

In Boardman, high water levels from the rain kept motorists from being able to pass a portion of Southern Boulevard. The closed roadway was a temporary inconvenience for some drivers, but a good time for some neighborhood kids who enjoyed playing in the large puddle.

The water was high enough on Warwick Court in Austintown to allow Junior Natal to go kayaking in the middle of the street. The Natals say that the water receded almost as quickly as it came.
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