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Downed Trees and Power Lines From Strong Saturday Night Storms

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A storm with one wind gust clocked at 50 miles an hour moved through the Salem and Odin area Saturday night.  

Both the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Salem Police are reporting some downed tree limbs and electric lines.  The sheriff's department also reported a portable carport was blown into the roadway at Red Stripe and Norton Road. Area police departments reported no serious structural damage from the storms.

Salem Police say their most serious problem was with a tree that came down at Jefferson and Boone that also pulled down electric and power lines.  A tree also reportedly took down a powerline in the 200 block of Allmon Street.  Other trees were reported down in the 300 block of North College and Roddy Road North of Boone Street.  

The Marion County Sheriff's Department also received a report of trees down on Summit Prairie, Apple Ridge, Walnut Hill Road a quarter mile west of Route 37, and in the 55-hundred block of Hoots Chapel Road.    

The storm also brought some much needed rain across the region.  The Salem Water Plant recorded 74-hundredths of an inch of rain.  The Centralia Water Plant recorded four-tenths of an inch.  Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for most counties across South Central Illinois, including Marion, as the heaviest part of the storm activity moved through.

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