- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A line of strong storms has toppled trees and downed power lines in southwestern Indiana as the first wave of an expected several days of volatile weather has hit the state.

The National Weather Service is reporting multiple utility lines are down. The power company Vectren says thousands are without electricity in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

Indiana State Police reported that strong winds caused a semitrailer to overturn on Interstate 69 near Evansville during Tuesday’s storms.

Wind gusts measuring 70 mph were recorded in Spencer.

Tornado warnings were issued in for southern Indiana counties including Perry, Harrison and Crawford.

Another round of severe weather is predicted for Thursday.

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