Quick-moving storm causes damage in Brighton, Pittsford

Updated: 06/18/2014 12:22 AM
Created: 06/17/2014 5:06 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams

For a quick-moving, localized storm, it left some major damage.

A tree fell in the middle of Allens Creek Road. Brighton Fire Chief Stephen McAdam says RG&E took care of the power lines, and they are working on getting that tree out of road.

Right now, 7,600 customers in Monroe County and 1,600 customers in Ontario County are without power.

A mile away on French Road, a power line snapped, hit the ground and caught fire. RG&E crews were able to quickly address the dangerous situation. McAdam says his department was tied up with only those two problems on Tuesday, but they caused a lot of inconvenience to drivers.

On Alpine Drive in Pittsford, a tree came crashing down onto a garage. No one was home at the time. Pam Erwin, a neighbor, said the storm was quick, powerful and frightening. She said it looked like a tornado.

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