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60-mph Saturday storms down powerlines and trees, flash flooding in West Arkansas

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Severe thunderstorms rolled through Northwest Arkansas and down to the River Valley region on Saturday.

Our content partner, 40/29 News, received reports of flash flooding, downed trees and powerlines in Fort Smith and Lavaca and damage to a metal roof in Van Buren.

The storms were astonishingly strong, producing winds faster than 60 miles-per-hour in some regions.

As of Sunday morning, roughly 400 people are still without power, down from the nearly 4,000 people without power in the River Valley region on Saturday.

Officials said that lightning damage is to blame, and OG&E crews are troubleshooting to find the root cause of the outages.

According to OG&E's website, expected to be fully restored by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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