West Monroe rocked by severe thunderstorms
MONROE - Strong thunderstorms moved through northeast Louisiana Monday morning and caused significant damage in West Monroe.
MyArkLaMIss.com reported several tornado warnings were issued in the area throughout the morning, and strong winds caused widespread outages that left more than 39,000 people in the dark in Ouachita Parish.
Power lines and hotel signs were downed, and an 18-wheeler was overturned during the worst of the fierce weather.
KNOE-TV reports gridlock in Monroe along with storm damage, widespread power outages and damage to trees and limbs. The Monroe station experienced a power outage and staff were forced to take shelter during a tornado warning earlier this morning.
There is no word on injuries yet.
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