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Storm throws roof,siding across Hwy. D near Tomahawk Submitted: 05/18/2017
Natalie Cardona
Natalie Cardona
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ncardona@wjfw.com

Storm throws roof,siding across Hwy. D near Tomahawk
TOMAHAWK - After two days of storms tore through the Northwoods, there will be plenty of clean up to do.

Strong winds ripped off the roof of this garage and cracked trees in half near Tomahawk.

That was along Highway D east of Tomahawk between Birch Road and Highway A.

The owner says the Fire Department called him around 9:00 last night to tell him about the damage.

Pieces of the roof and insulation from that garage were thrown across the highway.

Last night's lightening and wind also caused a lot of down power lines and blown fuses.

"Since yesterday afternoon, we have restored power more than 26,000 customers. We are working to restore power across the Northwoods. We still have 5,000 customers without power, mainly concentrated in the Minocqua-Lakeland area and Rhinelander area," said WPS community relations leader Leah Van Zile.

WPS crews worked throughout the night to restore power.

They hope to have power completely back on this evening.

WPS reminds you to stay away from down power lines and to call them to report any outages.




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