Storm Wreaks Havoc in N.E. Kansas

Tree limb down at City Park

Tree limb down at City Park

U.S. Highway 24 remains closed this morning from K-113 to the Highway 77 junction at Madison road. Motorists are being advised to use Anderson Avenue as an alternate route. Also Green-Randolph Road is closed from Winkler Road to Tuttle Creek Boulevard due to a large tree blocking the entire roadway.

Storm damage on Highway 24

Storm damage on Highway 24

A fire caused by a lightning strike caused and estimated $120,000 damage at 2720 Stone Valley Drive, no injuries were reported. Blue Valley Township fire reports via Twitter that their units responded to a residential structure fire in St. George shortly after 1 a.m. but no further information is available at this time.

The storm also caused numerous power outages overnight. As of 7:10 a.m. Tuesday 689 Westar Energy customers remained without power in Riley County, 973 in Geary County, 45 in Pottawatomie County and 230 in Wabunsee County.

Storm damage at Tuttle Creek State Park.

Storm damage at Tuttle Creek State Park.