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Slide Show: Downed trees, flooded streets from storm

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Heavy rains and strong winds flooded streets and brought down trees as a storm system moved through the area Thursday afternoon.

The Holmen and New Amsterdam areas appear to be the hardest hit with numerous trees down. Photos from WXOW viewers show limbs down on fences and decks.

As the trees came down, so did power lines. Xcel Energy reported nearly 2,400 customers in the are were without power as of early Thursday evening according to Xcel Energy's Outage Map. Power was restored by Friday morning with only a few exceptions.

There were reports of trees down in La Crosse as well. Street flooding was the main result though of the storm. Losey Boulevard, Mormon Coulee Road, and Main Street all had several inches of rainwater covering the street and onto the sidewalks. At least two vehicles became stuck in the water when they tried to go through. 


Picture grab from video taken by Carissa Malszycki along Losey Blvd. Thursday afternoon.

Winds in excess of 60 miles an hour were reported by the National Weather Service in La Crosse. 

They also recorded the heavy rains. The most fell in Ostrander in Mower County in Minnesota. 3.71 inches were reported in the past 24 hours. In La Crosse County, West Salem had 2.12 inches during that same time. Winona reported 2.07 inches of rain. 

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