Strong winds damage wires, trees across the Valley

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High winds have knocked down several trees and power lines across the Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – High winds have knocked down several trees and power lines across the Valley.

A wind advisory is in effect for the viewing area Monday.

Gusts are expected of up to 55 miles per hour, but some could be higher.

Several roads have been blocked during the morning commute and dispatchers said they had a hard time keeping up with all of the reports.

In Trumbull County, the strong winds blew the roof off of a business in Cortland.

Cortland Hardwood roof on road.
Photo courtesy of Cortland police department.

The Cortland police department sent photos of the scene, which show the entire roof of the old Cortland Hardwood sitting in the middle of the road.

The building is located at the corner of Pearl Street and Denman Avenue. It’s owner came by with a back hoe and cleared the roadway for traffic.

Trees have been reported down on Oxford Drive in Youngstown and some areas in Western Pennsylvania, among others.

Power outages have also been reported across Mahoning, Trumbull Columbiana and Mercer counties.

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