Shortly after 3 am on Wednesday morning a strong front moved across Lawrence County, as it did the Lawrence County 911 center received numerous 911 calls beginning in the Lynn/Strawberry area moving through the county at an estimated 60-70 mph producing 76 mph recorded winds at the Walnut Ridge Airport.
Lynn Volunteer Fire Department closed the intersection of 361 and 25 with a tree and power line down at that intersection.
Debris was reported to be striking residences in the Strawberry area.
Ravenden was paged out shortly after 3:30 am with multiple trees down along with power lines, Ravenden Police reported at least one residence had roof damage.
Imboden Firefighters were out after a report of a U-Haul trailer blown across the highway at the north end of Hwy 63 in Imboden as well as a tree down on Tabor Street.
Hoxie and Walnut Ridge reported power lines down, some roof damage was reported in the College City area by Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Traffic barrels in the construction zone between Black Rock and Portia were blown into the lanes of traffic, deputies cleared the barrels.
Clover Bend Fire Department reported power lines downs in their area as well from the straight line winds.
Lynn Fire Department was also called to Lawrence 269 with another tree across the county road.
Several carports around the county were reported damaged and some even moved by the high winds.
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Arkansas Highway Department were putting up barricades around the county to keep drivers away from downed trees and power lines.
No injuries have been reported at this time. Craighead Electric and Entergy have been notified and have crews in route.