Windy Conditions Hit Newtown Area

Credit: Upper Makefield police

Windy conditions were felt throughout the Newtown area Thursday morning.

While only about 20 customers in the area were without power by 7:45 a.m. Thursday, some minor damage from the winds was reported in Lower Bucks County. Upper Makefield police said Lurgan Road was closed just east of the Inn at Bowman’s Hill because two trees fell down across the roadway. PennDOT had been called to help removed the trees.

The National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly office issued a High Wind Warning until 10 a.m. for Bucks County and surrounding areas.

Gusts of up 40 or 50 mph could strike with some gusts reaching as high at 60 mph.

The winds moved through after a line of storm Wednesday evening.


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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001