Strong storms rolled thru Fayette County on Saturday evening, bringing some very strong winds and leading to some downed trees and damage in some areas of the county. The storms rolled thru on Saturday evening, prompting a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the entire county for about a 45 minute time period. The strong storms brought some heavy rains and a little lightning, but the biggest issue was wind gusts of better than 70 miles per hour. There were reports of trees down in some areas of the county and some causing property damage. Meanwhile, there were some power outages associated with the storms. In information from Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Communications Coordinator Joe Richardson states “Linemen are working to isolate the source of a fault in Maryville that accounts for half our remaining outages, and we have crews operating in Bond and Fayette counties to repair damage there.”
The storm, which caused outages in seven of the 11 counties served by Southwestern, left broken trees, downed powerlines and busted utility poles in its wake. According to their outage map this morning, there is just one power outage remaining in Fayette County in the Southwestern Electric territory. An update on any outages with Ameren is not available at this time.