Storms knock down trees, block roads and cause power outages in Circle City

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 1, 2014) — Early morning storms knocked down trees and power lines Tuesday, causing a variety of problems in the Circle City.

Initially, large tree limbs partially blocked four of the five lanes on Fall Creek Parkway, a major thoroughfare on the near north side of Indianapolis, just north of 32nd Street.

By 5:50 a.m., a crew from the Department of Public Works had cleared the northbound and southbound lanes of tree debris and traffic returned to normal.

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Before the DPW crew’s arrival, FOX59 News had spotted several cars swerving in and around the damage in the roadway.

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Traffic lights at several intersections on 38th Street and elsewhere were not on as power outages quickly totaled in the tens of thousands in the early aftermath of the storms.

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Some of the most astounding damage came from Value City Furniture in Greenwood, where storms knocked out the windows.

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