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Trees uprooted in Hannibal during severe thunderstorms

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An uprooted tree tossed onto a car in Hannibal. (WGEM Photo) An uprooted tree tossed onto a car in Hannibal. (WGEM Photo)

(WGEM) -- Sunday proved to be an unique night of severe weather in the tri-states.

While the northern part of the area experienced freezing temperatures and snow, the southern half of the tri-states dealt with high winds and severe thunderstorms.

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through the southern part of the viewing area beginning around 6 p.m. The strongest of those packed winds upwards of 80 miles per hour near Hannibal.

Trees four feet in diameter were uprooted and thrown onto vehicles in the Hannibal area. Marion County Emergency Director John Hark says that numerous tree limbs and some larger trees took out power in some pockets of the city.

On the 600 block of Pine St., a tree was blown over and fell on top of a car blocking the entire street.  Neighbors say they heard a loud boom at about 7:30 p.m. and originally thought a transformer had blown out.  No one was injured when the tree fell.  The tree also fell on a power line and is still active and crews are working to clear the area as quickly as possible.

The storm was part of a line that triggered a Tornado Warning in Pike County, Illinois shortly after 8 p.m. Heavy amounts of hail and rain were associated with these storms.

In Adams County, reports came in of a large tree over road in Payson and siding removed from shed east of Beverly, and over a dozen solid wood portable sheds rolled in a field.

The northern half of the viewing area is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 a.m. Monday. Freezing rain and up to a quarter-inch of ice is possible by Monday morning and snow has already been reported in Keokuk.

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