(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
NEW MADRID - Storms blew into Southeast Missouri Monday afternoon bringing much needed moisture and leaving behind damage from high winds.
Wind speeds reached 70 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service, bringing down power lines on Highway 25, north of Malden and on a road south of Bernie. A fallen power line at the 51 mile marker on Interstate 55 brought traffic to a halt in both directions.
Early this morning just over 200 outages were reported by Ameren UE in the Lilbourn, Gideon and Portageville area of New Madrid County.
Straight-line winds are also blamed in destroying a building on Mill Street in New Madrid. A building holding construction material was destroyed by the storm.
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