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Monday thunderstorms cause damage and power outages

Severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon caused numerous power outages, downed tress and a man was shocked from downed wires.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says it received several reports of power lines downed from winds and falling trees between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s office said most of the damage was reported on the west side of the county. It had one report of a man shocked by a downed power line. He was treated on scene by emergency medical crews and released. There was no further information released on his condition.

Teton County, Idaho, also reported several downed trees, at one time closing several local roads. Several power lines were also brought down, leading to localized power outages.

In Chubbuck and Pocatello, many viewers reported hail up to an inch in diameter .

In Driggs, one viewer described the hail as “ping pong ball” sized at well over an inch.

Other power outages were reported in Bingham, Power and Bannock counties. As of this report, both Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power report no large-scale outages.

The severe thunderstorm watch from the national Storm Prediction Center has been canceled. Most of the severe thunderstorms for Tuesday are forecast to strike well east of Idaho into the Dakotas. However, we still have a risk for scattered thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.

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