Spring-like storm smacks Cole County
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Straight-line winds Tuesday afternoon snapped about a half-dozen utility poles, interrupted electrical power to about 200 customers and uprooted a tree that blocked U.S. 50 and Business 50 in the Apache Flats/St. Martin’s area.
Seven utility poles were either broken or taken down as the straight-line winds moved through around 12:45 p.m. Straight-line winds are categorized as being 60 mph or greater, according to the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.
The storm also damaged two barns by Route D, south of U.S. 50.