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Thunderstorms and lightening rumble across Daytona Beach Tuesday

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A line of thunderstorms and lightning rumbled across north and central Florida Monday evening, resulting in some scattered power disruptions in Daytona Beach. At 9:10 Tuesday night, Florida Power and Light reported 462 customers in Daytona Beach without power. Restoration estimates ranged from around 9:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Two hundred six customers were without power in the area of Mason Avenue and Nova Road, and one hundred thirty seven customers were affected south of Silver Beach. Other areas affected included Nova Road south of LPGA Boulevard, beachside north of the Seabreeze Bridge, and Clyde Morris Boulevard south of Beville Road.

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The Florida Highway Patrol worked two traffic accidents in the area of I-95 and I-4 during the storm, plus an accident with multiple vehicles at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard later Tuesday night. The Daytona Beach Fire Department was also called to investigate an attic fire at an apartment along Jimmy Ann Drive after the storm had passed over the city.

Volusia County Fire Services and Daytona Beach Fire Department crews were also assisting the Ormond Beach Fire Department with a structure fire on Black Pine Way Tuesday night, according to a tweet from @volusiafire. Units assisting Ormond Beach Fire Engine 94 and Quint 91 included Volusia Fire Services Engine 18 and Daytona Beach Fire Engine 7.

The National Weather Service in Melbourne reports that .86 of an inch of rain was recorded at Daytona Beach International Airport by shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. There’s a thirty percent chance of rain Wednesday after 2 p.m., and forecasters say south winds Wednesday could gust to 25 miles per hour with highs around 88.

Click here to visit the National Weather Service in Melbourne website.

You can contact this writer at mroyer5@yahoo.com

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