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Damaging storms hit southern Wisconsin Tuesday night into Wednesday morning

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- More reports of damage are coming into the National Weather service.

The NWS in La Crosse is reporting numerous trees down in Lone Rock in Richland County with some cars and homes damaged. There was other damage reported up Highway 14 toward Gotham. 

The NWS in Milwaukee reported trees down in Avoca as well as a power line fire near Avoca.

There were also many reports of trees down in Baraboo, Madison and Edgerton. Tens of thousands of customers don't have power at this time. Alliant Energy and MG&E crews are both working to get electricity restored.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- A line of strong thunderstorms that moved through western and southern Wisconsin late Tuesday night and into early Wednesday morning left damage behind.

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in La Crosse says embedded in the line of storms were small tornadoes. It says numerous trees were downed, buildings were damaged and there were power outages reported. 

The damage was reported across western and southern Wisconsin. The NWS office in Milwaukee received a report of 9-10 inch diameter tree branches down in Black Earth in Dane County. The NWS office in La Crosse received a report of a fireworks tent that was blown across from the mall in La Crosse. One person was trapped inside and had to be rescued. The report said there were no injuries.

The NWS says it will conduct surveys of the damage on Wednesday.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Watches because of thunderstorms hitting southern Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service says the danger with these storms comes from the potential for strong wind and hail that could be ping pong ball-sized.

According to the Weather Service office in La Crosse, there are reports of numerous trees down along Oak Forest Drive in Onalaska, in the La Crosse area. There are also reports of scattered power outages. The Weather Service also has a report of a machine shed being destroyed in the small community of Cream in Buffalo County.

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