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.

Pam Schehl/Mount Vernon 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. Request this photo

 

 

Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or pschehl@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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