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Storms roar through several counties, causing major tree, power line damage

Power poles damaged in Jonesboro during severe storms (Source: Debbie Wicker via Twitter) Power poles damaged in Jonesboro during severe storms (Source: Debbie Wicker via Twitter)
Winds caused a semi to blow over in Lawrence County (Source: Hoxie Fire Chief Chris Ditto) Winds caused a semi to blow over in Lawrence County (Source: Hoxie Fire Chief Chris Ditto)
Trees down in Paragould (Source: Brad Snyder via Twitter) Trees down in Paragould (Source: Brad Snyder via Twitter)
Trees down in Oak Grove (Source: Jackie Fulton via Twitter) Trees down in Oak Grove (Source: Jackie Fulton via Twitter)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Strong storms in Region 8 Tuesday left behind damage across several counties.

Here are the current reports Region 8 News has received:

Craighead County

Greene County

  • Trees reported down in Paragould and light was reported out at Hwy. 49 & 49B, according to Brad Snyder with the Paragould Police Department.
  • Reports of storm damage on Hwy 412 W., according to Greene County Chief Deputy Rick Mellow
  • Power Lines down on Co. Rd. 514.
  • Highway Dept. and County Road Dept. clearing roads.
  • Four extra deputies clearing roads/debris.

Lawrence County

  • Semi blown over on Highway 63, a driver was transported to the hospital. The road is not blocked, according to Hoxie Fire Chief Chris Ditto.

  • Tree down on 3rd street in Walnut Ridge and a road sign was blown over on Hwy. 63 at Walnut Ridge, according to a storm spotter reporting to the National Weather Service.
  • Several trees on roads, according to Sheriff Jeff Yates.

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