DAVID KELLIN/For The Lancaster News
Line crews carefully remove a downed tree snagged in the power lines near Andrew Jackson Middle School Saturday morning. U.S. 521 was blocked for more than two hours while the tree was removed.
‘We dodged a big bullet’

Lancaster County avoided injuries and widespread destruction from the remnants of Hurricane Florence this weekend, unlike some of its neighboring counties and large parts of North Carolina.
Lancaster Fire Rescue Director Darren Player said the county experienced buffeting winds and huge downpours lasting many hours, but it was fortunate not to reach the rainfall totals and wind speeds that forecaster’s had predicted.


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