Severe Storms Push into Area

By: Sarah Stokes Email
By: Sarah Stokes Email

Menomonie fire crews tell us they were busy dealing with trees and power lines down.

Xcel Energy says 3,000 people were without power in Eau Claire, Dunn and St. Croix Counties. To report an outage, call 1-800-895-1999

Quarter-sized hail was reported near Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, we saw pea-sized hail outside the station off Hastings Way.

Some downed power lines were reported on 1st Ave. in Eau Claire.

From our viewer in Eau Claire:
I live in the 1200 blk of First ave. Pea to marble size hail for about 10
mins. Small accumulation in the front yard.

Crews in La Crosse had to deal with a tree on a car near Viterbo. It smashed the back windshield and rear end of the car.

3/4" Hail was reported by our viewers on Eau Claire's West Side.

There was also a report of a tree down in Eau Claire, from the National Weather Service.

A caller reported a tree blocking both lanes of traffic off Highway S and 350th Avenue in Chippewa County.

Firefighters in Menomonie got several calls for trees and power lines down.

The Dunn County Sheriff's Department helped clean up a tree that was blocking the a road north of Cedar Falls. It also took out a fence.

Other reports of trees down stretched through Menomonie.
There were also some branches down in Eau Claire and some reports of trees down in northeastern Chippewa County.

Also near Cedar Falls, a farmer says lightning sparked a small fire on his barn roof.
It happened off Highway 25 Thursday evening. Crews had it under control quickly. The farmer says his lightning rod did it's job, because the fire could have been a lot worse.


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