Storm briefly impacts power, but no damage reported

A lightning strike as storms passed through the Golden Triangle Wednesday evening (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)A photo taken on the Highway 25 overpass over Highway 12 (Photo by Stan Dorroh with North MS Storm Chasers)A lightning strike as storms passed through the Golden Triangle Wednesday evening (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)A lightning strike as storms passed through the Golden Triangle Wednesday evening (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)A lightning strike as storms passed through the Golden Triangle Wednesday evening (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)
By: 
RYAN PHILLIPS
SDN EDITOR

*Editor's note: view the slideshow above to see photos of lightning during the storm*

A thunderstorm disrupted power service for many Starkville Utilities customers in the downtown area Wednesday evening, but was quickly restored.

Starkville Utilities General Manager Terry Kemp said a breaker tripped and caused the outages, which was likely due to the storm.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area around 7 p.m. extending until 7:30 p.m.

The outages occurred sometime after 6 p.m., which resulted in reports coming from University Drive, Lampkin Street and South Jackson Street, along with Oktoc Road.

Starkville Utilities crews addressed the outage and restored power for many before 7 p.m.

No damage has been reported in the area as of Wednesday night, but in Clay County, the NOAA Storm Prediction Center received reports of half dollar-size hail on Mhoon Valley Road in West Point.

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