STORM TEAM: Riverview Park takes on damage

(WEAU) - All is quiet along the Chippewa River at Riverview Park. But instead of having shade, there's several trees on the ground.

"We just thought it was crazy how many trees were down actually and all along the river bank was ripped up," said Blake Klick who lives in Seymour.

Although winds uprooted trees, it didn't stop one family from going to the park and enjoying the day.

"We actually had no idea there was damage here we actually were going to go over to Carson and I took the wrong turn so we came here," said David Arndt who visited the park.

He says it’s been a number years since he's been to the park. Now he's remembering how it used to be.

"This park isn't going to look the same that’s for sure, a lot of the big trees are down, I'm surprised the way the damage is," said David Arndt

"During the storm I was actually on Cameron Street, parked on the side of the road, cause I couldn't drive anymore cause the storm was just so bad,” said Brett Klewer

A North High School student says he struggled getting to the park for lunch because of the roads being blocked.

"I got confused on my down here, I was going to come in the other side of Riverview and realized I couldn't and I tried turning around and its kind of a big hazard," said Sam Wold, a North High School student.

There is no estimate on how long it will take to cleanup the park.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 154269385 - weau.com/a?a=154269385