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NWS: 'Microburst' hit Waynesville, no one hurt

The National Weather Service said the damaging winds that brought down utility poles and trees in Waynesville were the result of a "microburst."

The strongest winds reached 75 miles per hour and lasted less than five minutes around 2:30 a.m. today, the weather service said.

They were straight-line winds, which are gusts that are not associated with rotation and are different than those from a tornado, according to the weather service.

No one was hurt, but some residents of Waynesville were left without power after the storm.

Nine power poles snapped on Bellbrook Road, and the street had to be closed.

There was also a report in the area of a tree limbs on power lines that had caught fire.

A tree fell onto a home in the 500 block of Brentwood Court and left a large hole in the roof. The homeowner there said the tree pierced his attic.

Waynesville resident Stevie L. Philpot said he was up until about 5 a.m. watching the storm, and found several trees bent over and one uprooted in his yard.

"When it hit, it hit pretty good," Philpot said of the storm.

The National Weather Service said the area of damage was near the intersection of Preston Drive and Lytle Road, fanning out to the east-northeast along the north of Preston Drive, west Of Old Stage Road, and then across Bellbrook Road, ending on Old Stage Road northeast of Waynesville.

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