Heavy rains blast Pa. again, halt Amtrak train in Mifflin County for an hour
Downed tree limbs remain outside a business Wednesday May 29, 2019, in Morgantown, Pa. The National Weather Service says a tornado has been confirmed Tuesday in Berks County. Damage to some homes and businesses occurred, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
(Lewistown) — An Amtrak train from New York got back on its way to Pittsburgh after being stopped for more than an hour in Mifflin County because trees were down along its route.
Amtrak says Train 43 was no longer stopped west of Lewistown.
Severe storms raked Pennsylvania on Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday, with high winds and heavy rain that took down trees and power lines.
The National Weather Service says at least three tornadoes are confirmed from strong storms that raked across the state, bringing heavy rain and high winds.
Experts say tornadoes touched down on Tuesday in Indiana, Bradford and Berks counties.
Heavy rains from the front inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.
The weather system brought high winds that scattered debris, downed trees and took out power lines. Thousands of homes and businesses across the midstate lost power yesterday.
There were reports of large hail and some areas received 3 or 4 inches of rainfall over a short period.