Wind causes minor damage, outages


April 11, 2018 — The volatile weather experienced locally this past weekend receded on Monday but will likely return during midweek.

Damage done in the City of Florence during the storm on April 7 was mostly limited to minor structural issues on older buildings. Florence emergency services responded to a minor accident at 35th Street and Highway 101, which briefly closed one lane of the highway.

In addition, crews from Mapleton Fire and Central Lincoln PUD removed and repaired downed power lines on Highway 36. The PUD was kept busy up and down the coast with minor outages, most of which were returned to service that day.

The National Weather Service is predicting that Wednesday will be rainy with south winds remaining steady between 10 to 20 miles per hour, with occasional gusts to 41 mph. This weather should continue through Thursday and lighten up this weekend.


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