It’s been a long night for first responders around Springfield after severe storms dumped torrential rains on the city.
More than an inch of rain fell in just over an hour, producing widespread flooding and causing some manhole covers to blow.
Springfield police and firefighters had to rescue several motorists who attempted to drive through the standing water and became stranded.
Crews were also kept busy responding to automatic burglar and fire alarms that were accidentally set off by multiple lightning strikes all over the city.
The storms also produced damage in neighboring counties… with downed trees and power lines and roof damage reported in Logan and Morgan counties.