SIDNEY — The wacky, crazy Ohio weather continued to cause havoc Saturday when a storm swept through Shelby County.
High winds and heavy rains caused damage to the western edge of Sidney about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A strong line of thunderstorms dropped about 2 inches of rain in less than an hour hour. Winds topping 50 mpg causes significant damage in the area of Michigan Street (Ohio 47) and Meadow Lane, said Tony Heitmeyer, who sent in his report of the storm.
At least seven large utility poles were snapped in two in front of the Lowe’s Store, causing the area to lose power, reported Heitmeyer. A secured trampoline was blown halfway down Meadow Lane. A wooden swing set wound up in a tree, and several basements along Meadow Lane were flooded.
City of Sidney Police Department officers barricaded the area off while DP&L worked through the night to replace the poles and restore power to the area. The power remained out to the affected area overnight and power was restored to Meadow Lane at 7 a.m. Sunday. Only the south side of Michigan Street was impacted by the power outage.
Ohio 47 was closed between Stolle Avenue and Kuther Road while the damage was repaired.
There was reports of flooding in town, but when the rain stopped, the water drained away.
Elsewhere in the county, high water was reported, along with a vehicle stuck in a flooded road.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported a vehicle stuck in high water at Little Turtle Creek and Red Feather Road. High water reports were received from various parts of the county after the storm Saturday afternoon. High water was reported at Lindsey Road at Millcreek Road; Ohio 48; the railroad crossing at Wright Road; Colby Road; County Road 25A and Mason Road; the 3000 block of Thompson Schiff Road; Versailles Road at Ohio 48; the 2000 block of Miami River Road; the 2000 block of Millcreek Road; the 3000 block of Lindsey Road; Hardin-Wapakoneta Road at Houston Road; and Jackson Road at Ohio 29.
The region was under a flash flood warning until 12:01 a.m. Monday. Another round of storms hit parts of the Miami Valley Sunday afternoon. AccuWeather.com calls for a possible thunderstorm Monday morning, otherwise the day will see clouds and sun. The area is supposed to have mostly sunny skies Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be humid with clouds and sun. Friday will be mostly sunny and humid. Temperatures will be in the 80’s each day with overnight lows in the 60’s.
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