Straight line winds to blame for storm damage in parts of Montgomery, Chester counties

Weather officials say two instances of storm damage in Montgomery and Chester counties Friday night was the result of straight line winds.

In a tweet posted Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service says: "A damage survey was conducted to investigate the damage reports in Pottstown and East Whiteland Twp, PA today. It was determined that the damage in both areas was caused by straight line winds associated with microbursts."

The stormy weather overnight left its mark across parts of the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.

The Action Cam was in Allentown at a car dealership along Lehigh Street where cars were seen submerged in high water.
High flood waters were also to blame for flooded out vehicles in the parking lot at Moravian College in Bethlehem.

The Action Cam was also on the scene as police barricaded off Stenton Avenue at Militia Hill Road in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County overnight.

The storm brought down trees that covered the road.

There's no word yet on when Stenton Avenue may be clear for drivers to use again.

The storms are being blamed for knocking out power to more than 4,300 people in our area.
Right now, PECO is reporting nearly 2,000 people in the dark in Montgomery County, and over 1,000 have no lights to turn on in Chester County.

Of course, those are the hardest hit counties by last night's storm.

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Overnight storm leaves path of destruction across the area. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on November 3, 2018.

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