FORT SMITH – A system of severe thunderstorms that moved through Fort Smith Wednesday packed a potent punch as it moved through the area. A number of reports of damage were given as high winds snapped trees and branches, causing even more problems with electricity.

In Crawford County, the Van Buren Pizza Hut was affected by power poles and downed power lines that fell on the building as the storms moved through the area. Other reports of damage included:

  • Fallen trees on Dodson Avenue between Old Greenwood and South Greenwood Roads.
  • A tree fell and blocked the road near 7213 South T Street around 3:03 PM.
  • Around 2:56 PM, law enforcement reported power lines down on South 28th Street.

There were no reports on injuries with the storm.



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