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Storm Sat/Sun 17-18 Dec 2016 - causes damage, power outage
UPDATE: At 5:32amCT, 18 Dec 2016: Temperatures have fallen below freezing, roadways are wet, and black ice may be a possibility in some area, particularly bridge surfaces, which freeze before roadways. More photos added. Story in progress. Click on headline for photo(s) as added.
Storm story compiled by ColumbiaMagazine.com
At approximately 11:08pmCT, Saturday night, December 17, 2016 power was off at ColumbiaMagazine.com main center near Downtown Columbia, KY, and did not come back on until approximately 2amCT, Sunday, December 18, 2016. When we called Adair 911 just after the outage confirmed that Fortune Street was not the only place having a blackout. The dispatcher said, "Yes ma'am, power is off all over town; transformer damaged, roofs blown off, and power may be off all night but they are working on it."
At 11:19pmCT, Sat 17 Dec 2016 Ofc. Josh Brockman of the Columbia Police Department sent photos of roof damage on the public square with this note "Columbia Police Department on scene at the public square due to a large roof being blown off from a local business. The south side of square is temporarily impassible at 11:05 pm but boards and other debris are being quickly moved from roadway."
This story was posted on 2016-12-18 02:26:48
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