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7/3/2013 2:10:00 PM
Powerful storm races through Verde Valley
This towering cottonwood tree toppled in front of a home on Bates Road in Bridgeport. VVN/Jon Hutchinson
This towering cottonwood tree toppled in front of a home on Bates Road in Bridgeport. VVN/Jon Hutchinson
Left: Caved in panel windows at the Cottonwood Safeway.
Left: Caved in panel windows at the Cottonwood Safeway.

Jon Hutchinson
Staff Reporter

A powerful storm rattled the Verde Valley with strong winds and driving rain, breaking trees and branches and downing power lines Tuesday.

The storm also brought cooler temperatures, dropping 25 to 30 degrees within a 20-minute time period

The trouble really escalated just before 5 p.m. Arizona Public Service was called out when a power pole began to lean toward Mingus Avenue, dropping power lines near the Post Office. Police and fire crews blocked the road around the problem pole and power was out for an extended period

In Clarkdale, fire crews were called to the 1300 block of 1st North where a tree fell into a power line. Crews blocked off the area and APS was dispatched there as well.

In Clarkdale's Patio Park, fire crews were dispatched when another tree fell into a natural gas meter.

Blowing hail was reported in Clarkdale. The weather service said hail accumulated above the Rim in places.

David Vonderheid of the National Weather Service said one report in Cornville about 4:30 p.m. indicated that a cottonwood tree 3 ½ feet in diameter had snapped.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph were reported from the West at the Sedona Airport while other weather observers reported similar conditions.

A large tree toppled in the parking lot of the Main Stage, a tree that formerly provided shade for a barbecue food wagon.

Another towering cottonwood tree toppled in front of a home on Bates Road in Bridgeport.

Four windows at Cottonwood's Safeway store were damaged in the storm.

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