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Storm knocks out power, closes highway

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COULEE DAM — A lightning storm Sunday night hit the Grand Coulee Dam area hard, with high winds knocking down trees that took out power lines, closed Highway 155, and damaged two mobile homes.

“We’ve got power lines down. We’ve got major trees down. It’s pretty bad out there,” Coulee Dam’s utility clerk Lori Oles said this morning.

Power lines across the roadway closed Highway 155 at 9 p.m. Today, crews are repairing power and fiber optic lines, with a…

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