2017-08-16 / Front Page

Thunderstorm caused damage

by Trish Rudder


Thunderstorm damages car in Great Cacapon which blocked Cacapon Road. Thunderstorm damages car in Great Cacapon which blocked Cacapon Road. A severe thunderstorm on Saturday, August 12 caused fallen trees and wind damage across Morgan County. The thunderstorm caused a tree to fall on a car in Great Cacapon while a person was in the car, according to Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer. No one was hurt, Bohrer said on Monday.

The tree blocked Cacapon Road, and the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company was on the scene.

The 911 center got more than 25 calls for downed trees. The Rescue Squad removed six of the downed trees from Fearnow Road, according to the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company.

Sheriffs deputies responded to multiple complaints of debris in roadways.

No severe damage was reported to the Morgan County Division of Highways, but just a few downed trees in the county, said Rodney Crowell, West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) supervisor for Morgan County.

Crowell said he received no reports of hail damage. Marble-size hail was seen in Eastern Morgan County during Saturday’s storm.

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