Winter Wrath Causes Power Outages, Fallen Trees, Other Destruction (VIDEO)

By Rachelle Spence - 21Alive

March 12, 2014 Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 5:37 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Spring may officially arrive next week, but Mother Nature gave us a big reminder that we're still under her winter wrath.

While the last round of snow is nuisance for those shoveling and snow-blowing their driveways, for others, it was an even bigger headache.

Not only is everyone dealing with the heavy snow, but many residents are without power.

Numerous power outages were reported Wednesday morning.

In Allen County alone, nearly 6,000 people were left in the dark.

In Fort Wayne, the weight of the snow was too much for this tree to handle as it toppled onto a home in the 5300 block of Saint Joe Center Rd.

"I was in the kitchen eating breakfast and all of the sudden, it sounded like an airplane hit and I wondered what the heck was going on, looked out the back window and saw that the tree came down. Basically came through one of the bedrooms downstairs," said Mitch Sturm.

No one was hurt in that incident, but some traffic signals, without power, were to blame for slide-offs and white-knuckled commutes around the area.

Leaving most of us, even those who make money off the snow, on the same page.

"I really don't want to talk about the winter. I hope it's over. Its been a tough one for all of us, everyone that's plowing snow knows what I'm talking about," said driver, John Middleton.




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