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The Regional Radio listening area was hammered with severe weather Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, with trees, power poles, and barns blown down.

 

Among the damage and wind reports that have come into the National Weather Service in Lincoln, include:

 

Winds clocked at the Decatur Airport during the 5 o'clock hour Wednesday afternoon, at over 60 miles an hour, as well as at the Weather Service Office in Lincoln.  Wind gusts were clocked at 75 miles an hour 2 miles west of Bement.

 

Numerous tree and power pole damage reports came from Warrensburg, Argenta, Mount Pulaski, Kenney, Clinton, and Bement.

 

2 tractor trailers overturned on Interstate 55 north of Lincoln.

 

Power poles were down on Primm Road on the south side of Lincoln near Railsplitter State Park.

 

And, the Top Flight Grain Elevator 3 miles south of Maroa was damaged by high winds.

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