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Freakish wind downs power poles in area

Power poles were broken in Barton County and Russell County and tree limbs were snapped by overnight winds.

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Gusty winds from collapsing thunderstorms triggered a heat burst that blew over 20 power poles in northwest Barton County and southern Russell County Tuesday night.
Twenty power poles blew over, disrupting power in Galatia and Susank in Barton County and Milberger in Russell County. Russell County had 350 Midwest Energy customers without power and Barton and Rice County had 218 customers without power for about three hours.
“There was a lot of wind and a fair amount of damage. Crews started working last night into the early morning,” said Mike Morley, Midwest Energy communications manager. “They patrol the lines to ...

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