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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