Falling Trees Hit Two Moving Cars, Storm Topples Trees Limbs Across Windsor

Friday September 5th, 2014

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A fallen tree branch blocks the north sidewalk at Shepherd and Hall as lightning strikes to the southeast.

Two cars were hit by falling trees during Friday evening’s severe thunderstorm.

In one incident, a car was minivan was struck while driving down Cameron Avenue between University and Wyandotte. In the second, a car headed westbound on Riverside Drive was hit by a falling tree branch.

No serious injuries are reported in either incident.

Across Windsor, trees were toppled and branches came down on cars, roads, sidewalks and in yards. Fallen trees took out power in the 700 blocks of Church and Dougall, and a fallen branch cut power to Devonshire Road and Willistead Crescent in Walkerville.

Heavy winds also toppled trees from Windsor to Amherstburg.

At the Shores of Erie Wine Festival in Amherstburg, a tent collapsed. Minor injuries are reported.

Branch down on University Avenue West at Cameron.

Motorists pulled this tree limb to the side of the road at Wyandotte and Mill Street.

Part of a tree fell and struck a minivan that was driving down Cameron Avenue.

Police block Cameron Avenue at University Avenue West.

EMS attends to the occupants of a car that was struck by part of a tree while driving westbound on Riverside Drive.

A branch came down in a yard on Janette Street in Downtown Windsor.

Gladstone Avenue is blocked by two fallen tree limbs near Wyandotte.

Firefighters stand guard after a tree limb fell in an alley between the 700 blocks of Church and Dougall, knocking power out to the neighbourhood.

A utility worker blocks Dougall Avenue where a tree branch came down across the road.

Construction fencing at Wyandotte and Chilver was knocked down by heavy winds.

Metal siding came down at Champion Products near Albert Street.

A tree limb blocks Gladstone near Cataraqui.

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