Cleanup crews at work in Crescent in aftermath of microburst

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Cleanup crews are at work in Crescent Township following severe storms Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service preliminarily confirmed a microburst swept through Crescent. A microburst is a sudden and powerful air current that sometimes mirrors characteristics of a smaller tornado.

Dr. Jerry Keller, president of the board of commissioners, said crews are reinstating power and removing trees from roadways and structures. There are no known injuries.

"Several trees were either uprooted or twisted off," he said. "[They] fell on power lines and across roads."

Dr. Keller could not provide an estimate of how many homes are still without power, though he said the outages are concentrated, affecting mostly homes on the northern end of the township.

Cleanup is expected to last throughout the afternoon, Dr. Keller said.

First Published June 25, 2014 12:00 AM

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