Early Morning Storms Leave Area Residents in the Dark

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By Tammy Moore Teague

Many area residents awoke this morning to the sound of thunder, and flashes of lightening. High winds caused electrical outages for communities like Witcherville. Others are reporting they received property and crop damage.

As of 11 a.m., Sebastian County is reporting 748 customers without power. Some have experienced an outage, been restored and are without yet again. Crews with Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, OG&E Electric and Southwestern Electric Power are working to restore service in the county.

In addition to the interruption in service, others in the area have received property damage due to high winds. Spotty rain showers remain in the forecast throughout the day, but the chance for severe weather has dissipated.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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