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Storm downs numerous trees, power lines

Crews were cleaning up downed trees and thousands of residents are without power after a line of severe thunderstorms blew through the area.

There are numerous reports of downed trees and power lines.

As of 2:30 p.m., 990 Tipmont REMC customers were without power. Duke Energy was reporting 458 outages in Fountain and Montgomery counties.

The storm packed winds as strong as 60 mph, said Brian Campbell, assistant emergency management director.

Area streets have also flooded. Motorists are reminded not to drive through flooded roadways.