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Pam Schehl/News Friday’s high winds upended this tree on the corner of Catherine and Oak streets in Mount Vernon, sending it into the power lines across the street where it briefly caught on fire. Tree crews on site were waiting for AEP to ground the tree before removing it. AEP said 1,438 customers in Mount Vernon were without power as a result of the storm. As of press time, most had their power restored.

Tree knocks out power

Friday’s high winds upended this tree on the corner of Catherine and Oak streets in Mount Vernon, sending it into the power lines across the street where it briefly caught on fire.

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July 8, 2017

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