While predictions of heavy snow for the area were a bust, high winds Monday played havoc around the Mahoning Valley.
Southington fire Chief Tom Strock said his department responded to three calls related to wind damage. Two of those calls were on state Route 305 and the third was on Shanks Downs Road.
"It was pretty minimal damage at each location," Strock said. "Just old dead trees that had fallen and wires down."
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A tree fell onto the corner of this Oak Street S.W. Warren home about 10 a.m. Monday, knocking down power and cable wires. Power was never lost, but Warren firefighters stood by until Ohio Edison crews arrived.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Southington Post was operating partially on a backup generator because of the winds.
Ohio Edison representative Robin Patton said outages in Trumbull County were not extraordinarily numerous given the high winds in the area. When contacted just after 7 p.m., Patton said 340 customers had been without power during the course of the day and that all but 22 of those customers had their power restored.
"I'm not sure how this front is going and if we are out of the woods yet, but as of now it hasn't been too bad," Patton said. "Things could change and we are always on alert if it picks up again."
Patton explained that the outages were scattered around the county.
"It was probably at its worst around 1 p.m., but these numbers aren't completely out of the ordinary," she said.
A tree fell into the corner of an Oak Street S.W. Warren home about 10 a.m., knocking down power and cable wires. Power was never lost, but Warren firefighters stood by until Ohio Edison crews arrived.
About 4 p.m. in Austintown, a large pole fell onto the parking lot of a Taco Bell at Interstate 80 at state Route 46, smashing the bed of a pickup truck, according to Tribune newspartner WYTV 33.
The driver of the truck, who was in the vehicle at the time, was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center. According to his son, he was complaining of head and neck pain.
Although the original forecast issued Sunday that called for up to eight inches of snow across Ashtabula, Mahoning and Trumbull counties didn't live up to expectations, National Weather Service meteorologist Karen Clark said the region could see snow accumulation of one to two inches by this morning.
Clark said temperatures were too warm and there wasn't enough moisture on the storm's western edge in Ohio for snow to fall as it did elsewhere.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.