Storms Snap Trees and Power Lines


Severe Thunderstorms moved through the entire listening are Thursday night, snapping power poles and pulling up and snapping trees.

The storms entered northern Bond County about 6:00PM Thursday after dropping heavy rains in Montgomery and Macoupin counties. Bond County was under a severe thunderstorm warning for over an hour and a half, as was Clinton, Madison, Fayette, Marion, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties.

Trees were reported down blocking traffic on Route 140, Airport Road, east of Pleasant Mound, other trees were reported down in Hookdale, Coffeen and Keyesport. Heavy rain and storms were also reported by listeners in Highland, Pocahontas, Coffeen, Millersburg and Sorento. No part of the area was spared from heavy rains and high winds Thursday evening.

Power lines were reported down near Spring Hill and HSHS Holy Family Hospital and over 200 customers were without power inside Greenville as reported by Ameren. Southwestern Electric reported over a dozen small outages in Bond and Madison County and a few scattered outages in Fayette county as well.

If you have storm pictures or rain totals please text them to 618-664-3300, the WGEL Text Line is powered by Bradford National Bank.

Tree Blocking Airport Road, listener submitted photo

No one was inside

Scott Spencer of Greenville shared this photo of the “calm after the storm”. Red sky at night…
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