- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

HAYS, Kan. (AP) - Storms that swept through north-central Kansas left damage in Ellis, Russell and Lincoln counties.

The storms early Wednesday caused heavy rain and winds up to 80 mph, downing power lines and trees, with the heaviest damage reported in Hays and Russell.

No injuries were reported.

Hays officials say some roads were blocked and some traffic signals were not operating. KAKE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/29Sb2CG ) 95 city employees were working to clear streets and assist with traffic control.

Hays spokeswoman Officer Kim Rupp says it could take several days to clean up the city.

Midwest Energy reported about 4,400 of its customers in Ellis and Russell counties were without power early Wednesday.

More storms are forecast for Thursday in parts of central Kansas.

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Information from: KAKE-TV.


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