Severe Weather Sweeps Through Wisconsin

7/20/17 – The National Weather Service says all roads leading into Arcadia were closed this (Thursday) morning, and “water rescues” were taking place in the wake of more storms and floods. Nearby Frenchville in Trempealeau County had six and a quarter inches of rain from Wednesday night through five a-m, as flash floods caused road washouts and closures in the La Crosse area. Xcel Energy said almost four-thousand customers were without power in western Wisconsin as of 6:15, and Alliant Energy had 51-hundred customers out in the southern half of the state. The overnight storms followed an earlier round of severe weather Wednesday night as Grant County sheriff’s deputies reported possible tornado damage in the Blue River area, a gas leak at a commercial building in Muscoda (mus’co day), and houses hit by lightning close to Fennimore and Lancaster — and in Wisconsin Dells, lightning reportedly hit the roof of the Chula Vista Resort’s indoor waterpark. More heavy rains are forecast for the evening.