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It was a dark and stormy night

Thursday, July 21, 2005

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Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Doug Barr clears the debris from last night's storm on County Road 300 East, just north of U.S. 40.

Several overnight storms created an interesting morning as some residents reset their digital clocks while others were without power, and the Sheriff's Department along with state and county highway crews traveled the roadways to clear debris from fallen limbs and trees from roads.

Cinergy/PSI officials have confirmed that 1,859 customers lost power during the night.

A substation at Church and Depot streets in Brazil had a circuit damaged because of wind and lightning from last night's storm, causing scattered power outages around the county.

Power was returned to customers throughout the night, with the last repairs completed at 8:14 a.m.

Gusty winds also caused trees and limbs to be forced down in various locations across the county causing travel problems and two reported accidents.

Officer Jerry Siddons was called to the scene of an accident around 3:29 a.m. when a tree fell across State Road 59 at County Road 500 N caused two accidents within minutes of each other.

While traveling on S.R. 59 Everett Fulk, of Brazil, struck a fallen tree in the road with his 1998 Ford pickup truck.

While Officer Siddons was still on the scene, David Alexander, of Camby, Ind., struck the same tree with his 2004 Chevy Cavalier.

The damage was extensive enough to require Poor Boys Wrecker Service to remove both vehicles from the scene, but neither Fulk or Alexander were reported by officials to have any injuries as of press time.

Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene to remove the tree from the road and the Indiana State Highway Department was called to clear away the debris.

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