Storm causes power outages and damage

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By Shane Farley
April 5, 2017 - 12:08:29 pm
Downed power poles in the area of 202nd and 51st Rds.
Courtesy photo

More than 1,000 Ark City power customers were without service Tuesday evening following a storm that passed through the area.

Westar reported that service returned to most areas by 10 p.m. The outages began around 6 p.m. and by this morning roughly 25 customers remained without power, according to a Westar Outage map.

Portions of Cowley County were also covered in small pebble sized bits of hail.

High winds brought down tree limbs in this area and downed some power poles near Strother Field. Various other damage was also reported.

Reports of wind gusts ranged from 45 miles an hour to in excess of 60.

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