Cooler air follows storm to area

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2000

A bolt of lightning brightens the sky Wednesday night as it flashes above Harrah’s Casino and the Yazoo Diversion Canal. (The Vicksburg Post/PAT SHANNAHAN)

Thunderstorms ahead of a cold front sweeping through the region this week left Vicksburg wet but mostly unscathed.

“Basically it was minimal, more of an inconvenience than anything,” said L.W. Callaway III of Warren County Emergency Management Agency.

The storms and high winds took down several trees and power lines, including on Halls Ferry Road this morning and North Washington Street Wednesday, but no major property damage was reported, Callaway said.

Vicksburg was under a tornado watch for nine hours Wednesday, and Civil Defense sirens sounded at about 3:30, meaning a tornado warning had been issued.

The cold front dragged temperatures, which were in the 70s earlier in the week, down into the 50s today while creating a line of thunderheads, McAlister said.

About 30 car accidents resulted from the storms over the past three days, said Police Lt. David Beard.