Much like our neighboring companies, we were out on six storm related calls tonight. The first call was to SR 26 Southbound at 11355 Raystown Road, where crews temporarily shut down the highway until a tree could be clearing from utility lines. The most serious was a motor vehicle struck by a tree. The operator was traveling toward Everett when a tree fell on the vehicle. The single occupant was not injured, but significant damage was done to the car. Crews spent a significant amount of time removing downed trees. A special thanks goes out to Mark Burns for assisting with the removal of trees on Captain Phillips Road. His skid steer made short work of removing the cut trees. Additional thanks to all the personnel, Fire Police, and Saxton/Liberty Police for their assistance throughout the storm.
Incident tally (6): Pinchot Road (tree v car), Manspeaker Road (trees down in two locations), SR 26 Southbound in the area of 11355 Raystown Road, Captain Phillips Road (at least five trees down), and tree into wires and sparking near the Burns residence off Captain Phillips Road. Additionally, crews provided storm patrols of problems areas such as SR 164.
PIO Diehl said, "Damage was extensive throughout Bedford and neighboring counties. Though crews did their best to clear the trees and storm debris, it is imperative that drivers stay alert for hazards. Due to the rural nature of our coverage area, some problems may not be reported until Tuesday. High winds then, may lead to further problems."