Southern Cerro Gordo, northern Franklin Counties recovering after being slammed by overnight thunderstorms

Highway 65 south of Sheffield was blocked off for the majority of Monday as crews work on the downed power lines.

The Sheffield and Rockwell communities are in full-fledged cleanup mode following severe weather that occurred Sunday night.

Dozens of utility trucks, city vehicles, and emergency response vehicles lined the streets of Sheffield Monday as officials chipped away at the storm’s aftermath.

Sheffield and Rockwell have been in the dark since 11 p.m. Sunday; according to MidAmerican Energy, power will hopefully be restored by the evening on Monday.

Full story will be in the August 30 edition.