|Storm whips BG area|
|Written by Sentinel Staff|
|Sunday, 07 July 2013 23:30|
Recovery efforts were in full swing this morning in Bowling Green following a severe thunderstorm late Sunday night.
Dunbridge Road is closed to through traffic between Wooster Street and Poe Road until further notice. Access to business, industry and residences on Dunbridge Road is only allowed from Poe Road. Access to the Meijer store is via Wooster Street from the east. Traffic cannot access Wooster Street via Dunbridge Road from the south.
BGSU closed its offices in the Huntington Building in the business park and asked employees to call their supervisors at 10 to check on the status of the operations. University spokesman David Kielmeyer said the building houses offices for human resources, risk management and environmental services. Fewer than 30 people work there.
Stewart said the storm took out 15 large transmission poles, 14 of them 70 feet tall and one 75 feet tall.
The damage is concentrated just north of East Wooster Street with several poles leaning or snapped off. Part of the transmission line belongs to BG Electric and part of the line to Toledo Edison, Stewart said.
Bowling Green is getting mutual aid assistance from several other municipal electric companies, including Wapakoneta, which BG crews helped out recently following a storm in that community. Stewart said crews are also here from Bryan and Montpelier.
Stewart said the Dunbridge Road substation was not affected by the storm.
Just to the south and west of Dunbridge Road, several trees were damaged in the Stadium View Apartment and Carter Park.
BG officials are assessing tree damage around the city, including City Park and Oak Grove Cemetery. Assistant Municipal Administrator Lori Tretter urged residents to be aware of and report any tree damage or electrical line problems to the police at (419) 352-1131 or the Electric Division at (419) 354-6260.
According to Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, there was a fire in a tree in the 13000 block of Cloverdale Road due to a power line down.
|Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:52|
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