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Storms Leave Thousands Without Power


The outages shut off stoplights during the Friday morning commute

Storms packing high winds knocked down trees, limbs, and utility lines in the Tri-State. WNIN’s John Gibson has a recap:

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning before the storms pushed through Evansville during the morning drive.

The weather service recorded a wind gust of 58 miles an hour at Evansville Regional Airport shortly before 8 a.m.

The winds dropped limbs and in some cases entire trees onto a number of area roadways.

As the storms passed, CenterPoint Energy reported up to 19,000 customers without power in southwest Indiana.

Hundreds of outages were also recorded in western Kentucky.

Crews have worked through the day to restore power, and by 2:00 this (Fri) afternoon, CenterPoint had reduced the number of affected customers to about 5,600.