AKRON, Ohio - Akron residents are cleaning up after storms brought down trees and power lines around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.
In Akron's Goodyear Heights neighborhood, Ed Willey had a large tree fall on his truck that was parked on Simcoe Avenue. The tree split down the middle and was hanging over Willey’s house. “My biggest fear is the tree coming back and this house is right in its path,” Willey said.
Donna Johnson heard the storm and then saw the fire department outside her Osage Avenue home. When she went outside, to see what the firemen were doing she discovered a tree had fallen on her car and broke out the back window.
The storm continued south into Akron’s Ellet neighborhood where tree limbs were down on Mogadore and Canton roads.
Both Johnson and Willey said the hail was the most violent part of the storm.
Power outages were not widespread but localized to just a few streets. Akron police had The Brooklands Street blocked off because a tree had fallen in the street and Goodyear Boulevard was closed at Eastland Avenue for power lines lying in the street.
Ohio Edison crews said they are putting in a new power pole next to the old one on Simcoe Avenue Thursday morning. Wires are still connected to the old pole so they said they don't want to tear it down.
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