Weekend storm cuts power, knocks down trees

Officials say Saturday night's storm took down a tree and knocked out power for 30 families in Redding around 1:30 a.m.

Officials say Saturday night's storm took down a tree and knocked out power for 30 families in Redding around 1:30 a.m. (8/14/16)

REDDING - Officials say Saturday night's storm took down a tree and knocked out power for 30 families in Redding around 1:30 a.m.

A 2-mile stretch of Black Rock Turnpike had to be closed down for part of the night because of the downed power line. 

The storm also sent a tree smashing into a car outside of a resident's house.

"We heard a great big boom," said Fairfield resident, Harvey Hartin. "My granddaughter, she looked out the window, and a tree had just been knocked down."

Hartin said his home wasn't damaged and no one was hurt. 

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