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Winds knock down trees, power lines in Pasco and Hernando

Sunday's storms toppled trees and light poles in Pasco and Hernando counties, causing one road blockage and some property damage.

Hernando County caught the worst of the storm in the Tampa Bay area, with wind knocking over least 10 light poles and several trees.

Two homes were damaged but no injuries had been reported, said Hernando County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Denise Moloney.

Electricity outages have also shut off traffic lights at some intersections, she said.

In Pasco, the intersection at State Road 52 and U.S. 41 was blocked because of a fallen wire, said Treniece Floyd, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office dispatch supervisor.

Hail was reported in some areas.

Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said the storms rolled in ahead of a cold front that will drop high temperatures across the entire Tampa Bay area into the 60s through Wednesday.

"Once the cold front moves through Tampa Bay tonight," she said Sunday, "it's going to dry out and we're going to be a lot cooler."

Winds knock down trees, power lines in Pasco and Hernando 03/24/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:50pm]
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