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ArkLaMiss sees some weather damage Saturday

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UPDATE:
FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - As of  2 p.m. Sunday, 363 people in Union Parish are without electricity. Crews are continuing to work and should have all power restored by 8 tonight.  All major roadways have been cleared of debris and are now open. 

UPDATE: 
FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - As of Sunday morning, 1,800 people in Union Parish are without electricity. Crews are continuing to work and should have all power restored by 8 tonight.  All major roadways have been cleared of debris and are now open. 

ORIGINAL STORY:
FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A severe thunderstorm with apparent straight line winds roared through the ArkLaMiss this afternoon.

In Union Parish it knocked down trees, power lines and left more than 6,000 homes and businesses without electricity.

Sheriff Dusty Gates said there was no reports of injuries and no wrecks were reported as a result of the storm. He said no tornados were reported, but he suspects straight line winds caused much of the damage.

“We’ve had reports from all over the parish with trees closing major highways and secondary roads. We’ve called out additional personnel,” Gates said.

He said the sheriff’s office is receiving a lot of calls about property damage, mostly roofs.

Highways blocked included La. 15 near Foster Farms, La. 549 in the Truxno-Conway area and La. 33 south of Farmerville. He said about 6:30 p.m. that La. 2 west had been cleared and was open to traffic.

There was one report of lightning striking a house on Holly Road off La. 848.

Singles were blown from the roof of the new sheriff’s office on Holder Road in Farmerville, Gates said.
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