Strong Storms Sweep Across Region Overnight, Bringing Down Trees And Causing Power Outages

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Strong storms took aim at the region early Monday morning. Heavy rain and high winds pounded the area, knocking down trees, power lines and causing power outages.

The storm knocked down a utility pole on South 24th Street in South Philadelphia, causing the power to go out for nearby businesses.

Just blocks away, a tree fell onto car on Mifflin and South Mole Streets.

In Northern Liberties, the storm uprooted a tree.

At Philadelphia International Airport, winds reached more than 60-miles an hour early Monday morning.

In Camden, 27 residents of the the “All American Gardens” apartments on the 2000 block of South 8th Street were forced from their homes when high winds tore the roof off at about 5 a.m.

About 15 units are damaged. There were no reported injuries.

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