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High wind downs trees, power lines in Madison area

 
High wind downs trees, power lines in Madison area
Posted Thursday, June 19th 2014 @ 6am  by Associated Press/1310 WIBA

 

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has determined the damage Wednesday was caused by straight line winds with speeds of up to 80 mph.

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UPDATE: The Dane County Emergency Management Office says there are numerous trees and power lines down across eastern Dane County. Highway "V" has nearly a half dozen poles down. Portions of the road have been closed. 

In Sun Prairie, neighborhoods east of Bird Street were the hardest hit. At least five houses in Sun Prairie were damaged by falling trees, as were several cars.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) _ High wind from a severe storm knocked down trees and power lines in Dane County a day after tornadoes caused extensive damage in the area.

Dane County Emergency Management specialist Carrie Meier says the damage in Madison, Cottage Grove and Sun Prairie Wednesday morning is sporadic. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning based on radar readings, but Meier says there was no tornado touchdown.

Wisconsin Emergency Management spokesman Tod Pritchard says his department has also gotten reports of downed trees and tree limbs in Dane County, but has no reports of a tornado touchdown.

There have been power outages from this latest storm. Madison Gas and Electric estimated around 8,000 customers were without service as of 9 a.m. Most are in the downtown or east side of Madison. Alliant Energy had reported around 3200 customers without service.

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