Fast-moving storm causes damage, no injuries reported

Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Street trees on Amberfield Road were knocked down like bowling pins from straight-line winds associated with June 18 thunderstorm.

Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
Street trees on Amberfield Road were knocked down like bowling pins from straight-line winds associated with a June 18 thunderstorm.

A thunderstorm with straight-line winds mowed down mature trees in the eastern part of the township near Allentown with most of the damage reported in the Sandlewood, Washington Leas and Fox Runne developments.

Police Lt. Michael Polaski said there were no injuries reported but at least one parked car and one home sustained damage from fallen trees. Trees were down all along Ivanhoe Drive, Amberfield Road, Richardson Road and other nearby streets.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly said the June 18 storm damage was caused by straight-line winds estimated at between 50 to 60 mph, which are capable of knocking over trees, especially when the soil is saturated.

Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Trees on Richardson Road were split apart and thrown into others by a fast-moving storm June 18 marked by winds estimated at between 50 and 60 mph.

Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
Trees on Richardson Road were split apart and thrown into others by a fast-moving storm June 18 marked by winds estimated at between 50 and 60 mph.

 

Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Residents of Amberfield Road clean up the felled tree limbs after the storm.

Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
Residents of Amberfield Road clean up the felled tree limbs after the storm.


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