DES MOINES, Iowa – Sirens woke up people in Polk County overnight. Tornado sirens were activated around 1 a.m. because of straight-line winds. The strong storms brought down tree branches and knocked down power lines.
About 30,000 people were without power in the Des Moines area around 5 a.m. Tuesday. The number dropped to about 19,000 at 7 a.m. Click here to see more from MidAmerican Energy.
Des Moines Police warn of blockages on your way to work. Many intersections do not have traffic lights because of the power outages. Des Moines Police officers and MidAmerican Energy crews are working to clear the roads.
These are known problem areas compiled by dispatch in the city of Des Moines. Call the non-emergency line at 283-4811, if you find any other problems.
|Trees down||Wires down||Traffic lights out|
|1300-b 32nd||1100-b 24th||19th / University|
|2800-b University||3206 Seneca||Ml King / University|
|29th / Cottage Grove||29th / Cottage Grove||24th / University|
|1300-b 24th||2700-b 49th||25th / University|
|323 Thornton||30th / Mann||31st / University|
|1100-b 24th||E 14th/Indianola (2 SB lanes closed)||42nd / University|
|5500-b SW 18th||3501 Adams||E 25th / Euclid|
|3501 Adams||Forest Dr / Zwart (south of)||30th / Hickman|
|25th / Center||25th / Center||E 26th / Euclid|
|1500-b 29th||Hutton / Garfield (north of)||I235 / Euclid|
|Hutton/Garfield (just north of)||SW 14th / Elder Ln.||E 29th / Euclid|
|SW 30th / Park||2723 49th||E 29th / Hubbell|
|3700-b Fleur (NB lanes)||4131 E Seneca||E 33rd / Hubbell|
|4131 E Seneca||1703 23rd||SW 14th / McKinley|
|1600-b 27th St.||4800-b NE 38th||E 33rd / University|
|2800-b Clark||37th / Beaver||Williams / University|
|4200-b Dean||37th / Grand||Ml King / Cottage Grove|
|44th / Carpenter (north of)||Luster Ln / Royal Rd||I235 / Ml King|
|Hubbell / Broadway||Hull / Cornell|
|37th / Grand||2520 40th Pl|
|515 E Dunham|
|30th / Hickman (north of)|