Homes Damaged, Trees and Power Lines Down From Overnight Storms Across the Ozarks
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Homes Damaged, Trees and Power Lines Down From Overnight Storms Across the Ozarks

UPDATE: Springfield City Utilities says this is the largest power restoration in its service area in a decade. Crews hope to have electricity restored within 48 hours, with work crews from three other states helping.

In many parts of the Ozarks, you don’t have to go very far on this Monday morning to find tree limbs down across yards and roadways.

Severe thunderstorms producing widespread wind gusts of 60 to 70 mile per hour, with a few reports of 70 to 80 miles per hour, slammed southwest Missouri late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

More than 5,000 customers of Springfield City Utilities were still without power at 7:00 a.m., with nearly 50,000 outages in Missouri and another 12,000 in Arkansas.

There were no indications of rotation with the line of storms and no tornadoes were reported.

Here are some of the damage reports received by the National Weather Service in Springfield:

Several large tree branches and a tree down in southeastern Springfield in the Galloway area.

Several large tree branches down with a few large trees knocked over near northwest of Sarcoxie.

A mobile home had part of the roof ripped off and water flooding into the residence off Highway EE on the east side of Highlandville.

Several trees reported down near National and Grand in Springfield.

Trees blocking the road at Highway 97 and Highway B in Purdy.

Many large limbs down at Main and Aldersgate, with a power outage and a large tree reported down on Tracker Road.

Trees down in southwest Springfield and southwest Greene County, with numerous power outages in the city of Springfield, mainly south of Sunshine.

Large tree down on Skyline Drive in Forsyth.

Tree blocking the road on Highway 14 in the Clever area.