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A swift-moving but violent thunderstorm hit Clinton County Monday, downing trees and power lines. Here, Mike Dupre, 13, of Plattsburgh picks up rocks around a tree that fell on Plattsburgh Avenue in Cliff Haven, nearly missing a home.

The storm that rolled over the North Country early Monday evening, while short-lived, caused damage and disturbances throughout Clinton County.

In Peru, lightning struck a transformer in the vicinity of 10 Train Road. Clinton County Fire Control received reports at about 5:20 p.m. that the transformer was burning on the ground, along with live electrical wires.

A few minutes later, trees were reported on power lines on Union Road.

Moments later, dispatchers were informed of a car accident in AuSable Forks, in the vicinity of 587 Grove Road. Plattsburgh-based State Police said the accident was a one-car rollover, but no additional information was available.

At least two fallen trees were blocking Route 9 in Cliff Haven in the vicinity of Lakeshore Drive. There were also multiple reports of a tree that had fallen on a house in Cliff Haven at 11 Lakeside Court.

Another tree fell on the entrance road to the Adirondack Golf Course at about 5:49 p.m.

At 6:25 p.m., Keeseville fire crews were dispatched to fallen lines on Route 373, about a mile and a half off Route 9. Power lines were also reportedly down on AuSable Street in the Village of Keeseville.

Dispatchers from Franklin County said the storm briefly hit the county, but there were no reports of damage, fallen trees or electrical wires.

Essex County dispatchers said the storm did not cause any damage in the county.

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