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Storm Causes Major Damage In Steelton

By Staff | Jul 28, 2014

The storm system that swept across Wetzel County Sunday evening left destruction in its wake-particularly in the Steelton section of New Martinsville.

We are still working on getting a definitive determination of what caused the damage-tornado, straight-line winds, microburst, etc.

Valley Towing and Auto Repair and Auto Glass probably sustained the most damage as it was virtually destroyed. The roof was removed and any recovery of equipment was put on hold Sunday night as the building was deemed unsafe.

In the trailer park beside Doolin Landscaping, several trees were down. When one tree toppled, its roots came up, tossing a mobile home sideways. The occupants were reportedly uninjured.

There were several trees down in Northview and Greenlawn cemeteries. The same occurred in AAA Trailer Court West. The downed trees did cause various incidents of property damage.

For a more complete story and more photos, be sure to pick up a copy of this week’s Wetzel Chronicle when it comes out Wednesday, July 30.