Storms cause damage in Uniontown, Hartville

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UNIONTOWN, Ohio- Many people in Stark and Summit counties were left surveying the damage from Thursday night’s storms.

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High winds uprooted trees in Uniontown and Hartville, where the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for part of the evening.

“Basically, it was just windy and then it picked up quickly,” Judy Smith said. “My son was outside, and heard a snap and a tree fell. And we got picked up and face-planted into the grass. You could hear a train. It was crazy.”

According to ODOT, Interstate 76 westbound at State Street was closed because of trees blocking the roadway. Downed power lines closed state Route 43 between Middlebranch Avenue and Royer Street.

The National Weather Service said it will send a survey team on Friday to assess damage in Stark and Summit counties.

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