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Spring comes in with a bang overnight

Spring, 2013, came in with bang in the Rockdale area overnight Tuesday.

Literally.

Fast moving thunderstorms peppered the area with lightning, high winds and occasional hail, bringing lower temperatures by Wednesday morning.

Rockdale recorded an official .77-inch of precipitation in the U.S. Weather rain gauge at KRXT-FM by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

There were other totals approaching an inch throughout the area.

At 12:20 a.m. Wednesday the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a report of power lines knocked down by the storm at the corner of Main and Michalk Streets at the south end of downtown.

Firefighters arrived to find a utility pole had knocked down the lines, causing a power outage throughout the downtown area.

At presstime Wednesday morning the power had still not been restored.

Thorndale city officials said early Wednesday that no other calls had been received as a result of the overnight storm.

Spring actually arrived in the northern hemisphere at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday marking a day with about 12 hours of both light and dark.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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