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

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