Heavy winds fell trees, power lines in Kinder

Heavy winds fell trees, power lines in Kinder
(Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Power was out, trees and limbs were down and some homes were damaged as a storm blew through Kinder Thursday morning.

The weather caused a natural gas leak, which also forced officials to turn off gas.

Kinder schools closed for the day.

Residents said that the heavy winds came through about 5:30 a.m., snapping trees in half and felling power lines.

Residents were out in the afternoon dealing with uprooted trees and fallen limbs.

While U.S. 165 is passable, some roads in the area are not.

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