Katie Pugh

WB Township's Arena Hub hit hard by severe weather Wednesday night

Was it a tornado that hit the area?

June 14, 2018 - 12:18 am

Wilkes-Barre's Arena Hub Shopping Area was hit hard by severe weather that rolled through NEPA Wednesday evening. There was a tornado warning in that area and officials will work to determine if it was a tornado that ripped apart the shopping area. WNEP reports that there were collapses reported at the Dick's Sporting Goods, Eddie Bauer, Panera, Barnes and Noble and U-Haul. Multiple vehicles were damaged by debris or wind. Dozens of emergency crews responded to check the structures and free people who were trapped. They were keeping people away from the scene due to those dangers and concerns about live wires that were down, and reports of possible gas leaks. We'll bring you more details as they become available.

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