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Severe weather downs power lines, damages homes in Box Elder area Monday

courtesy Pennington County Sheriff's Office.
Power lines down in Pennington County Monday afternoon.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Severe weather brought straight line winds and some hail to parts of western South Dakota Monday afternoon.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says a tornado or straight lines hit the Country Road/Elk Vale area late Monday afternoon, September 4th.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office reported houses have been damaged, but only minor injuries have been reported so far.

Multiple power lines were down in the area of Country Road and Bennett Road. Traffic was shut down in the eastbound and westbound lanes on Country Road from Mesa Drive to Eagle Road. Traffic was also shut down north to southbound on Bennett Road from Country Road to North I-90 service road.

One inch hail was also reported in the Box Elder area.

Farther north, gusty thunderstorm winds were also reported in parts of Meade and Butte Counties. One inch hail and larger was also reported in Belle Fourche.


Rapid City, US
12:16 am, October 4, 2023
broken clouds
Wind: 17 mph
Pressure: 1013 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:53 am
Sunset: 6:29 pm
Gavin Sundstrom

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