Posted: Jun 26, 2012 10:03 PM by KPAX News Staff
Updated: Jun 27, 2012 7:02 AM
MISSOULA- Trees and branches downed by Tuesday's storm scattered the Missoula area with some nearly falling on homes.
One tree off of O'Brien Creek Road, near Blue Mountain Road, just missed causing severe damage to the house, but did take out a power line.
Further up the hill more trees were uprooted with the McLean's seeing three large trees on their property fall down, and their neighbors also had trees down in their yards.
Jim McLean says the trees didn't make a lot of noise when they fell, but the winds were a little scary.
"We've been here about 15 years and we've never seen winds like the last couple storms that came through. Other than that we're just thankful that nobody was hurt and the property - other than the trees - didn't get damaged."
Many residents lost power in the O'Brien Creek area for several hours while many to the south in Lolo saw the lights go on and off several times Tuesday morning.
The Lolo area was also struck with high winds, pushing one huge onto a truck.
"It kinda scared me. I was stunned. I just stood there like for five seconds looking at it and we ran straight down to see if it hurt the truck," Enowah Clark said.
Homeowners worked to remove the tree off the truck parked on Lakeside Drive in Lolo.
Enowah and his sister, who are visiting from Minnesota, said they were outside when they heard a loud crash. There's no word yet on how much damage there was to the truck.