SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) —
Residents of Sidney are cleaning up after a thunderstorm caused
widespread damage to the city in the Nebraska Panhandle.
National Weather Service says nearly 2 inches of rain fell in Sidney
Monday evening and winds gusted up to 78 mph during the intense storm.
City Manager Gary Person says the storm knocked out power to much of Sidney, uprooted trees and damaged homes and businesses.
A semitrailer truck overturned on Interstate 80 and a train was blown off the tracks west of Sidney.
says the power outage forced the school district to keep the elementary
school closed Tuesday, but the middle and high schools were open.
Most of Sidney regained power by about noon Tuesday.
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