Storm takes down several trees

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 December 2014 at 11:55 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – It may not be a white Christmas, but after a cloudy day, there was a gorgeous sunset before tonight’s high winds barreled through the area.

Fierce winds have knocked down several trees tonight in Orleans County.

Orleans County dispatch reported that trees are down on Marshall Rad in Yates, Brown Road in Gaines, and West Shelby, Fletcher Chapel and Harrison roads in Shelby.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Orleans, Genesee and Monroe counties until 11:30 p.m. with winds expected to top 60 miles per hour.

An Orleans County dispatcher said the damage doesn’t appear serious and National Grid crews are expected on scene soon.