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High winds batter region, cause power outages east of Lincoln

High winds caused a power outage east of town Friday, Oct. 30.

The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts in Lincoln exceeding 25 mph between 3 and 5 p.m., with a 31 mph gust recorded at 5:03 p.m. West of Lincoln, Ovando saw gusts up to 42 mph, while weather.gov reported the Helena area that day saw gusts of greater than 50 mph.

The high winds knocked down a tree about 14 miles east of Linco...

 

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