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Sunday's Storm Leaves Monongah in the Dark
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on December 22, 2013 @ 6:56PM
Created on December 22, 2013 @ 5:42PM

5 News talked to officials across the region, and they said most of the damage from Sunday's storm was pretty minor, with just some trees and power lines down.

For the town of Monongah in Marion County, they woke up to a surprise when most of people there discovered they were left in the dark.

Downed trees and power lines was pretty much the extent of the damage across Monongah Sunday morning. Power crews were working hard this morning to get the town's power up and running.

People all over town were surprised when they woke up Sunday morning with no lights. One person woke up to gusty winds, and apparently, quite the display of lights.

"It was very windy. The storm destroyed a table on the porch, and glass shattered. There were also lights flashing because of the power lines," said Jody Ice, Monongah resident.

Workers at the Circle K in town were forced to turn their customers away because they were also in the dark.

One employee said it was a surprise because the store is generally very busy on Sundays.

"When we're not able to ring anything up, it's impossible to keep track of everything. I'm just looking forward to the power coming back on so we can do what we're supposed to do," said Scott Goodwin, Monongah resident.

Residents of Monongah said the power company told them it would be restored by 11 p.m. Sunday at the earliest.

5 News checked with officials from Marion County 911, and they said there's no word when Monongah will have power restored.


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