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Destructive winds take down trees, snap power lines in Olean

Posted at 2:10 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 08:50:17-04

OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) — A lengthy clean-up process lies ahead in parts of Cattaraugus County, after powerful and destructive winds tore through parts of the county on Monday.

Olean in particular took a powerful hit. Photos from the area show uprooted trees, many of which came toppling down on tops of homes, buildings and cars. Streets surrounding the Manny Hanny building have also been closed after scaffolding could be seen blowing off the 8-story commercial building on North Union Street.

Despite the damage, there have been no reports of any injuries, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.

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