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Storm downs trees, knocks out power

By John Miller, 04/18/22 3:12 PM

PRESCOTT – Last week’s storms did a lot of damage, but mostly to trees and county roads.

Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver said it could have been worse and he saw nothing twisted. From Cale Rd. to the middle school and Newtown was the worst, he added, with trees being blown down.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the storm knocked out a transformer leaving a large part of town in the dark for roughly two hours. Oliver said crews from the electric department worked until 3-4 a.m. to restore power.

“It was rough,” he said.

Nevada County Judge Mark Glass said there were a lot of trees down in the county, and a culvert washed out on Nevada 26. Most of the damage, he said, was in the north part of the county, and it was a wide area. Later, Glass said, county road crews found several washouts and the county will begin working on them when it dries up enough as all the county could do now, would be make the roads worse. “I dread nights like that,”he said.

Rosston Mayor Dale Quarles said there was no damage in the south part of the county, though there were a lot of high winds.

Prescott Superintendent Robert Poole said the district sustained some damage from the storm and will be contacting its insurance company to file a claim. He said there were no major problems with the bus routes, except for a few where the water was so high buses couldn’t get through. Parents were notified about this problem.

There were no problems at the Nevada School District, according to Superintendent Roy McCoy, nor were there any problems with the bus routes.