Downed trees close roads; no serious damage reported

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More than 2,800 Johnson County residents and businesses lost power for up to eight hours Wednesday as a storm with 55 mph winds knocked trees into power lines and broke utility poles.

The storm, which started about 1 a.m., brought nearly an inch of rain and caused trees to fall into roads, glass patio furniture to shatter and debris from a barn’s roof to cross county lines.

About 2:15 a.m., wind knocked one power line into another and caused homes, businesses and stoplights around New Whiteland to go out, Duke Energy spokeswoman Angeline Protogere said. About 1,200 customers were without power until 10:30 a.m.

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