Severe Thunderstorms Hit Region

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Na'eem Douglas
    A tree split, crashing to the sidewalk on a West Philly block following Saturday afternoon storms.

    Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Delaware Valley Saturday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a warning and downing trees and wires across the region.

    Officials in Burlington County reported fallen trees and wires led to traffic light issues along Route 130. Wires were down at La Gorce Boluevard near Columbus Road and penny-size hail dropped in the city of Burlington, according to reports.

    The quick-moving storm also caused problems in Philadelphia with reports of fallen trees in West Philadelphia and along I-76 eastbound near the Spring Garden exit.

    The National Weather Service's severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Mercer, Middlesex, Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey and a portion of Bucks County, Pa., began just after 4 p.m. and lasted until 5 p.m. 

    The storms could produce winds of more than 57 miles per hour, hail as large as one inch and heavy rains.