LINCOLN–(KFOR June 26)–Early morning severe thunderstorms rolled through the Lincoln area Wednesday, causing power outages and knocking down some tree limbs, branches.

Lincoln Electric System told KFOR News at the height of the storm, there were more than 1,000 customers without power from 31st to 40th Streets, South to Spruce Streets.  A tree fell onto a primary power line.  As of 8am Wednesday, power was restored to those customers.

In downtown Lincoln, one KFOR listener reported that a small tree was down at 12th and “O” Street, which blocked the outside lane of westbound traffic.

In southern Lancaster County, lightning reportedly struck a home southeast of Hickman, near 82nd and Panama Road.  Hickman Rural Fire crews reported no flames or smoke at the scene, but were still investigating as of 8am Wednesday.

Lincoln and Lancaster County were put under a severe thunderstorm warning around 5:45am and had expired at 6:30am, due to a threat of damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain.  There were no other immediate reports of damage to homes or buildings throughout the area.