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A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)

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Severe thunderstorm rips through the Lehigh Valley | PHOTOS

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A severe thunderstorm brought winds of nearly 60 mph to the Lehigh Valley on Wednesday evening, downing trees and power lines and causing mass power outages.

A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
Street lights go black as a result of a power outage on Washington Avenue in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
Street lights go black as a result of a power outage on Washington Avenue in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
Limbs fall causing damage on 11th Avenue in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024 after a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
Limbs fall causing damage on 11th Avenue in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024 after a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
Limbs fall causing damage on 11th Avenue in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024 after a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
Limbs fall causing damage on 11th Avenue in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024 after a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)

 

 

A section of Route 378 is closed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 after a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A section of Route 378 is closed Wednesday, June 26, 2024 after a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree falls on Cayuga Street and Washington Ave., Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch is seen on a car at Edgewood and Easton avenues in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch is seen on a car at Edgewood and Easton avenues in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A downed tree is seen on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A downed tree is seen on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A downed tree is seen on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A downed tree is seen on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A downed tree is seen on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A downed tree is seen on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch is seen on a car at Edgewood and Easton avenues in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch is seen on a car at Edgewood and Easton avenues in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, after a severe thunderstorm moved through the region, bringing winds of nearly 60 mph. (April Gamiz/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch blocks Greenleaf St. between 21st and 20th, Wednesday, June 26, 2024, as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley. (Emma Reed/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch blocks Greenleaf St. between 21st and 20th, Wednesday, June 26, 2024, as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley. (Emma Reed/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch blocks Greenleaf St. between 21st and 20th, Wednesday, June 26, 2024, as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley. (Emma Reed/첥Ƶ)
A tree branch blocks Greenleaf St. between 21st and 20th, Wednesday, June 26, 2024, as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley. (Emma Reed/첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A tree is down on the 700 block of 11th Avenue in Bethlehem on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 as a severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts rips through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to around 40,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
A large tree is down blocking half of each lane on Route 378 in Bethlehem Wednesday, June 26, 2024. A severe thunderstorm with nearly 60 mph wind gusts ripped through Lehigh Valley, cutting power to more than 57,000. (Rich Rolen/Special to 첥Ƶ)
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