Spring storm wreaks havoc in county


Staff report



Several trees like this one on Hickory Drive in Greenville were across roadways from high winds Saturday night.

Several trees like this one on Hickory Drive in Greenville were across roadways from high winds Saturday night.


This large tree on Elm Street in Greenville was just one of many that were uprooted or damaged from the storm Saturday night.


DARKE COUNTY – Hundreds were left without power Saturday into Sunday as a strange storm swept across the area. A mixture of high winds, rain, snow, hail, icy roads, and sunshine at times, plaqued area residents.

As of Sunday, 77 customers in the county were still without power.

Reported were trees and power poles fallen on Pine and Hickory Streets and Wood Lane in Greenville; State Route 571; Hollansburg-Arcanum and Stephens Roads; Gettysburg-Pitsburg and Hogpath Roads. Roadways were closed to traffic.

Wires were down in Arcanum, Ansonia, Greenville, Union City, Versailles and New Madison.

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory on Saturday from 2 to 11 p.m. for the area, warning of wind gusts between 50-55 miles per hour. The strong winds brought a cold front dropping temperatures below freezing.

The high winds and snow squalls reduced visibility to near zero in places at times Saturday.

Tara Hastings, from our news partners at WDTN, said that maximum wind gusts during the storm reached 63 miles per hour in Dayton and a gust of 65 miles per hour was recorded in Darke County.

Several trees like this one on Hickory Drive in Greenville were across roadways from high winds Saturday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/04/web1_IMG_2320-1.jpgSeveral trees like this one on Hickory Drive in Greenville were across roadways from high winds Saturday night.

This large tree on Elm Street in Greenville was just one of many that were uprooted or damaged from the storm Saturday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/04/web1_IMG_2322-1.jpgThis large tree on Elm Street in Greenville was just one of many that were uprooted or damaged from the storm Saturday night.

Staff report