Jefferson County officials were assessing damage from severe weather Thursday night, mainly in the eastern half of the county. Jefferson County Emergency Management Coordinator John McKee spoke last night following tornado warnings that were issued for eastern Jefferson and Gage Counties. McKee says motorists were warned to stay off the Pawnee-Wymore-Fairbury Road, because of downed power lines.
“Its a tough road west of Diller, between there and Fairbury.”
He says a lot power lines went down.
“Oh yeah, and those big huge power lines that they put in that went down to Steele City – the pumping stations I guess their down.”
Mckee says he is sure it was a Tornado.
Gage County Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Meints says the Odell Fire Department was checking for damage along the P-W-F Road that is in the western part of the county. He said the storms caused power outages. Storm spotters were out looking at severe thunderstorms that moved northeast through Gage County.
A tornado warning was issued for Gage County for a twister that apparently touched down near the county’s western border. Meints says a damage assessment will be done and motorists were being asked to stay off the roads, last night.
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