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More storms caused major damage in Muskingum County on Friday. Here is the latest update.

NEWTON TOWNSHIP — A short but severe storm downed trees and blocked roads Friday evening in the Avondale area, according to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office.

The storm, accompanied by strong winds, hail and heavy rain, passed through the southern part of the county from the north and hit the region around 5:45 p.m.

A large tree was down and lying in both lanes of Ohio 93 near the Jonathan Creek Bridge, and MCSO reported just before 7 p.m. that Ohio 93 between U.S. 22 and Powell Drive was closed as crews were in the area assessing the damage.

Trees also fell on Darlington Drive, north of Maysville High School, according to multiple Facebook posts.

A tree lies in the road on Darlington Drive after a severe storm hit Newton Township in southern Muskingum County on Friday evening. Darlington was one of many roads closed due to damage from the storm, which arrived around 5:45 p.m.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Please check back for updates as they become available.

A recent severe storm produced an F-2 tornado in Frazeysburg on June 6. In April, four tornadoes touched down in parts of Muskingum and Guernsey counties.

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This article originally appeared on the Zanesville Times Recorder: More storms in Muskingum County; Ohio 93 closed in Avondale