Friday's heat and humidity sparked thunderstorms and 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts throughout our region.
In Fairfield, a downed tree caused a five-car pileup on Route 36 near Hill Road. Police say the first two cars were able to swerve around the tree before being rear-ended by two other cars. A fifth vehicle came to a stop beneath the branches. None of the cars hit the tree directly. Police say no one was seriously injured.
The storm also brought down large pine trees, one landing on a car in Stowe. Another large tree came down on the campus of Johnson State College. The powerful winds sent a trampoline into the trees in Hyde Park. Milton experienced several fallen trees on lawns. A large pine uprooted in front of the TD Bank on Route 7.
The storms also struck several communities in the Northeast Kingdom. In Maidstone, road crews worked all-night to repair major washouts on North Road. Downed trees knocked out power lines along Route 102 in neighboring Guildhall and also caused damage in Westmore. At the height of the storms, about 10,00 customers were without power.
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