Trees down across Lincoln, many causing outages

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A line of storms developed along a cold front moving into eastern Nebraska this morning. 60 mph wind gusts were possible with this line that caused damage across Lincoln. The Lincoln airport had a peak wind gust this morning of 62 mph.

Multiple power outages and fallen trees were reported in the Lincoln area.

Lincoln resident, Bruce Eigsti, reports the power was out in the area of 63rd and Adams Streets after a tree fell onto a power-pole, snapping it in half. Lincoln Electric System (LES) says it will take at least three hours for the power to be restored.

Another city resident, Amy Schultz Gilbert, posted on the Channel 8 Facebook page. She reports another tree was down near 35th and Washington Streets. As of 10:40 a.m., her family was waiting for an electrician and LES as power lines were ripped off of their house.

While Alison Kortefay added on our Facebook page that two more trees were down on S. 48th Street, causing it to be closed down between N and L Streets.

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