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The Capistrano Regional Library was closed this morning without power as crews throughout town trimmed trees and cleaned up after an intense storm rumbled through in the early morning hours.
At least one tree on Ortega Highway at the east edge of town showed evidence of having hit by lightning early Tuesday.
Power went off in at least the central part of town around 4 a.m. — after an explosive round of thunder — and was then on and off throughout the morning.
City crews reported little damage beyond removing a branch from a bicycle trail near City Hall around 8 a.m.
The Library, across from the Mission, reopened about 11:15 a.m.
According to the National Weather Service, the storm dumped more than a half of an inch of rain on Capistrano, although the spotty nature of the rainfall made totals vary.
Chances of rain remained at 70 percent through Wednesday night.