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Dispatchers log path of storm
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When a storm roared through Barton County Thursday night, dispatchers received reports of arcing power lines and blowing debris.
The Great Bend Police Department’s call log show that at 11:23 p.m. Thursday, a resident in the 1400 block of 12th St. reported power lines arcing due to the storm. Great Bend Fire Department also responded and contacted the power company.
At 11:26 p.m., an officer removed a trash can from the roadway in the 4900 block of 10th St.
At 11:33 p.m., a tree fell on a car in the 3200 block of Forest Ave.
Great Bend Fire Department reports that at 7:39 a.m. Friday firefighters responded to Eighth and Adams for a power pole and line down. Again, the power company responded to correct the problem.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office call log shows an anonymous report that a power line was down and across the road on SE 50 Road and SE 100 Ave. (just south of  50 Road on the Ellinwood/Stafford blacktop), at 12:04 a.m. Friday. Midwest Energy was contacted for this and other calls of that nature.
A power line was down in the 500 block of West Barton County Road, less than a quarter-mile east of 60 Ave., at 12:07 a.m.
Eight to 10 power poles were broken on the Five Mile Blacktop (SE 50 Road and SE 60 Ave.) at 12:37 a.m.
Trees and debris were in the roadway in the 400 block of SW 50 Ave. at 12:37 a.m.
A power line was down crossing the road at 1:07 a.m. on SE 30 Ave. and SE 70 Road. The township was contacted.