Storm knocks down power lines, shuts down Linn at all entrances

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(Courtesy Photo/Washington County Emergency Management)

LINN, Kan. (KSNT) – Significant storm damage Wednesday morning has shut down a northeast Kansas town.

Linn has downed power lines and debris strewn across the town of 400 residents, according to Washington County Emergency Management. Due to danger from the damage, they closed the city at all of its entrances around 9 a.m.

Linn city has significant damage again with downed power lines. The City of Linn will be shut down at all entrances, please do not come in at this point, it is not safe!

Posted by Washington County Kansas Emergency Management on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Washington County Emergency Management reported locals are working to clear tree limbs and branches blocking the streets, and have not requested outside help at this time. They hope to reopen access to the town by the afternoon.

Emergency Management Director Randy Hubbard said the damage from the Wednesday morning storm is worse than the damage from the Memorial Day storms.

(Courtesy Photo/Washington County Emergency Management)

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