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Winds ripped part of the tin roof from Dino Plyler’s barn, stringing debris across Plyler’s field on Pink Plyler Road around 4:45 p.m. Monday. Cheri Plyler reported seeing swirling winds in the backyard.
Widespread wallop

A severe thunderstorm cut through central Lancaster County on Monday afternoon, leaving plenty of broken and uprooted trees, damaged buildings and downed electric lines that cut power to more than 1,500 homes and businesses.
“It was not tornadic, but straight-line winds with sudden downbursts,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder. “We did see quite a bit of damage.”