Little damage reported from high winds

Power outage impacts WE Energies customers
By: 

Leader Staff

Shawano County was relatively unscathed by fierce winds that blew through the state overnight Monday and during the day Tuesday, according to authorities.

While the southeast portion of the state reported significant damage to home exteriors and fallen trees, only about a dozen calls came in to local law enforcement in Shawano County reporting debris in roadways.

The Shawano County Sheriff’s Department reported 12 weather-related calls between 10 p.m. Monday and mid-afternoon Tuesday.

The majority of them came in between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.

In the city of Shawano, one tree was reported in the road around 2 a.m. at Ridlington and Evergreen streets. An officer pulled it off the street.

The wind, however, did cause some utility issues.

WE Energies Tuesday afternoon was reporting more than 1,000 customers affected by power outages in an area stretching from the Neenah-Menasha area to just north of Shawano.

The National Weather Service had issued an advisory of sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. The advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday.