posted on April 28, 2011 13:43
High winds ripped across Genesee County late this morningand left considerable damage in their wake.
A tractor-trailer was blown over on its side along Route 77 at Ham Road in Alabama.
A fallen tree took down powerlines on Porter Avenue in the city of Batavia.
Earlier today, a tree blew down on Vine Street taking down power lines, before striking a house at 3 Vine Street. The house was owned by Duane Pruston:
"I heard a huge 'crack' and I came outside and saw the entire tree fall along with the root ball. It fell right on the house. It was a big tree, 5 ft. in diameter. It also pulled the power lines, cut wires were just fying around," Pruston said.
Another tree blew down and caught fire on Park Avenue in Oakfield,
A downed tree landed across Lewiston Road in Oakfield and was hit by a car. Deputies said the driver was shaken up but not otherwise hurt…
A 20 by 20 ft. section of a rook blew off a barn on Transit Rd. in Pavilion while the roof of an apartment building was damaged by winds along Starr Rd.
The National Weather Service said damaging winds will continue across Western New York through early afternoon. Sustained winds of 40 mph, with frequent gusts in excess of 60 mph can be expected in through 10p.m.
WBTA News Partner The Batavian contributed to this report. More pictures and weather related stories HERE.
PHOTOS: Vine St., Batavia