Storms down trees in Florence

Published 2:59 pm Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Strong thunderstorms swept through the Florence area, knocking down big trees.

Nobody was reported hurt.

Florence police said two pine trees fell across the southbound lanes of Highway 49.

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A tree landed on a truck, garage and fence at one house.

National Weather Service officials said a team will investigate Tuesday to determine if the storm damage was due to straight line winds or a tornado.