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Monday morning much needed rains moved through the Ozarks. Along with the rain came storms that took out power lines and caused tree damage around Springfield. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
The storms that cropped up quickly this morning caused wind damage throughout the north and south sides of Springfield. Larry Woods is assistant director for the Office of Emergency management in Springfield.
“We’ve had a lot of reports of trees down throughout the metro area, as well as power lines. We’ve got a few thousand people right now without power, but City Utilities is quickly working to bring those people on line. Mainly it was some straight-line winds that had moved through on the leading edge of this storm system that moved through, that just caused the tree damage and power-line damage,” Woods says.
Woods reminds drivers to use caution while driving around town. He says tree limbs and power lines may be across roads and sidewalks. Woods also urges drivers to approach intersections with caution because many traffic lights are not working. For KSMU News, I’m Theresa Bettmann.