Residents in Wisconsin Rapids Still Cleaning up from Overnight Storms

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Residents in Wisconsin Rapids are still cleaning up from storms that passed through the area overnight. The National Weather Service says 45 to 50 mile per hour winds blew threw the city causing downed power lines and downed trees.

"Most of what we're seeing is just limbs or trees knocked down. Right across the street here there's a duplex with a couple of pine trees on the roof, some cars damaged in the driveway and out on our Expressway here, a lot of high-lines or power lines are down. Traffic signals, street lights, explained Jim Borski the Public Works Superintendent for the Wisconsin Rapids Street Department.

Most of the damage was contained to the city's southeast side and the neighboring Town of Grand Rapids.

Todd Weiler from the city's Water Works and Lighting Commission says at one point nearly 6,000 people were without power.

Power is expected to be restored to all customers by 7 p.m. Monday.


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