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Severe Weather Hits West Frankfort, Southern Franklin County

WEST FRANKFORT – Severe weather overnight affected West Frankfort.

According to a Nixle alert sent out by Franklin County Director of Emergency Management Ryan Buckingham, storms affected the west side of West Frankfort near Ken Gray Boulevard extending into the city. No injuries were reported. Several homes were affected by downed trees and power lines.

The West Frankfort Police Department lost power. Buckingham says 911 service was working, but seven digit lines were down.

Storms also affected utilities with downed trees and power lines in the southern portion of Franklin County. Scattered debris affected several roadways.

Buckingham says further updates will be provided as needed.