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Storm downs power lines and tree limbs

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Thunder and lightning made its way around Yakima Sunday night,
downing power lines and blowing over trees.

City crews responded to dozens of reports of trees in the roadway and at one point, Pacific Power had over 7,000 customers without power.

One woman said she's lived in the Yakima Valley her whole life and has never seen anything like Sunday night's storm.

"It was really loud. At one point it was just a lot of thunder, a lot of thunder and then you could see the lightning bolts that were huge lightning bolts coming out of everywhere," said Maria Iracheta who had a tree fall at her home.

Lightning hit several areas of town too. Streets manager Joe Rosenlund says the street light on First and Nob Hill was blown and fried a $5,000 computer, making for more work for city crews.

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