Storm topples trees, triggers flooding


London firefighters keep watch at the intersection of Olive and Mound Streets in London after a storm blew down a large section of a maple tree in the yard at 191 Mound St. No one was injured but electrical power was knocked out in the vicinity.

Torrents of heavy rain pelt the London intersection of High and Oak Streets. A strong but brief thunderstorm blew through the city and surrounding county at approximately 2:25 p.m.

A thunderstorm with high winds blew through Madison County at approximately 2:25 p.m. Tuesday. The rain flooded streets and the wind blew down trees, which fell across power lines and knocked out electricity to parts of London.

No injuries were reported.

Crews wielded power saws to cut up tree trunks which blocked roadways.

Fire department crews stood by in places where downed wires posed hazards.

Power was reported out in the vicinity of Olive and Mound Streets, site of fallen maple tree. It was not known how long power crews would take to restore power.

Trees on Cook-Yankeetown knocked wires loose from utility poles.

As a result of the afternoon storms, Tuesday’s truck pull was canceled at the Madison County Fair.

Dean Shipley can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, on Facebook at Dean Shipley or via Twitter @DeanAShipley.

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