GREENVILLE — A storm that blew through northern Mercer County Thursday left behind damage to the Last Minit Mart Sunoco.
High winds toppled a canopy over gas pumps at the gas station-convenience store at 62 W. Main St. But Greenville Fire Department Lt. Brian Albaugh said that was the only severe damage in Greenville, which has been hit hard by weather during the last six weeks.
"That seems to be the most damage we've had, so really it wasn't that bad," Albaugh said.
Estimates from AccuWeather originally called for thunderstorms from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with only 0.2 inches of rain and wind gusts of 17 miles per hour. However, that assessment was later changed to merely cloudy weather as of 5:30 p.m.
The collapsed canopy was reported about 4:19 p.m., and no one was injured when the it fell, Albaugh said. However, the Sunoco station was closed afterward due to the possibility that the canopy could fall further if the support legs it was leaning on gave out.
A June 5 storm caused flash floods in sections of Greenville, West Salem Township and Otter Creek Township. In Greenville, runoff from a hill in the borough's western area washed out Loutzenhiser Alley. Repairing the street could cost thousands of dollars.
Flash flooding Sunday trapped a vehicle on Harvard Street in Grove City, but the driver was not injured.
On Thursday, Mercer County Public Safety Department issued high water warnings for West Jamestown Road, Route 18 and South Mercer Street in the Greenville area.
The roads were not closed, but high water signs were posted to warn drivers, Albaugh said.
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