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Strong storms overnight knock out power to thousands

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Tree knocked down in Lewistown, Missouri. (Submitted by Aaron Van Lay) Tree knocked down in Lewistown, Missouri. (Submitted by Aaron Van Lay)

Strong to severe storms brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Tri-States overnight and early Friday morning.

Overnight winds knocked out power to roughly 4,000 people in the Keokuk, according to the Alliant Energy's website. Power was almost fully restored by 6 a.m. on Friday.

Law enforcement in southeast Iowa reported to the National Weather Service just after 3:30 a.m. Friday that winds knocked a large tree branch down and it was blocking the road near 24th and Johnson.

Lee County dispatch confirmed to WGEM that the tree branch has fallen, but could not confirm that the road was blocked.

Residents in northeast Missouri reported strong winds overnight. A resident in Lewistown, Missouri, reported a large tree on his property was knocked down.

Ameren crews responded Friday morning to 13th and Lind in Quincy where tree limbs had fell and downed wires.

WGEM Meteorologist Kevin Shive said another round of severe storms was possible Friday afternoon and evening.

"Storms could linger into the very early morning hours of Saturday, then a break for much of Saturday before a second chance of severe storms Saturday evening into the overnight hours," Shive said.

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