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Tri-city cleanup following overnight storm

Broke and down trees litter a backyard in Grand Island
Broke and down trees litter a backyard in Grand Island(Kim Witt, Grand Island)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 11:53 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) -Cleanup of debris was underway Thursday morning in many areas of the tri-cities following severe weather.

Along with the storm wind gusts up to 70 mph did a number to power lines and tree as it swept across much of Nebraska Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Multiple utility crews worked throughout the night to restore power to its customers throughout central Nebraska.

In Grand Island crews started working on removing trees from roadways and had any major blockage cleaning up by dawn.

Steve Riehle, Hall County Highway Superintendent said there was standing water and debris along many roads ways that crews were dealing with.

He said much of the damage was in the northwest part of the county, but said luckily any damages were minimal for the most part.

The same could be said for Adams County, the city of Hastings dealt with minor tree and branch removal throughout the morning as well.

And in Buffalo County, the roads department said Kearney and surrounding areas saw some tree limbs down and power outages for a short time.

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