Lightning from intense Tue. night storm knocks out power to Mt. Pleasant High School


An intense storm with lightning, wind, heavy rain and hail rolled through a portion of north Wilmington and led to the cancelation of Wednesday classes at Mount Pleasant High School.

The Brandywine School District reported a lightning strike behind the high school Tuesday night affected the power supply to the building.

Crews are on-site but have been unsuccessful in restoring power, the district reported.

Numerous trees were down in the area. WDEL reported a tree came down on a tent at the annual Holy Rosary Carnival in Claymont, with one person receiving slight injuries.

The line of storms led to tornado watches and warnings in the region wth a twister spotted in Berks County, PA.

The National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly, NJ warned that.the second round of storms could hit the area on Wednesday.

Delmarva Power reported scattered outages in northern New Castle County as of Wednesday morning.

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