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Storms rip off roof, down trees, dump rain

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SIKESTON - A storm system packing high winds and rain drove through Southeast Missouri Tuesday night causing bringing down tree limbs and damaging house trailers.

New Madrid County Sheriff's Department reported some power outages in the county with electrical crews responding early today. In Lilbourn, the high winds are blamed for turning over a trailer.

The winds pushed over a pole just east of the Flying J along Interstate 57 near Charleston, according to a dispatcher with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department. Also trees were toppled and near Wyatt a shed was blown into the roadway causing a traffic problem.

The storm is also blamed for damage to two trailers in a trailer park near the Oak Grove Cemetery. An unoccupied trailer was turned over by the wind and another received roof damage and had its porch damaged.

Scott County -

"Not much at all," said Josh McKinney with the Scott County Sheriff's Department about storm damage. "A few limbs are down here and there."

McKinney said part of a Union Pacific train was off the track between Chaffee and Scott City. Personnel with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Transportation and Union Pacific were on the scene early today.

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