by: Scott McCaulley

Some residents in the Forsyth area were without power for a time on Monday afternoon due to a falling tree.

According to a post on the Central Taney County Fire Protection District Facebook Page, a tree fell on a set of power lines that caused the power to go out for several residents in that area.

Empire District Electric Crews responded to the scene and had power restored to most areas in just over an hour after the initial outage.