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Strong storms hit central Wisconsin, some damage reported

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Strong storms moved through central Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service indicated a brief tornado touchdown in central Langlade County around 4:00 p.m. 

A tornado warning was also issued in Portage and Waushara Counties earlier Tuesday, but those warnings have expired.

This followed other strong storms that moved through other parts of central Wisconsin. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department received reports of downed trees and power lines.

Our Newsline 9 crew spoke with a Wisconsin Public Service worker at Schulz Spur Drive, north of Merrill. That worker said high winds knocked down trees and power lines, blocking the road. The worker said additional crews were called from Wausau and other areas to help with outages.

WPS crews then planned to head to Gleason to help with damage there, the worker told Newsline 9.

According to Wisconsin Public Service, several hundred customers were still without power as of late Tuesday evening, most of them in Eagle River and Tomahawk. 

Stay with Newsline 9 for updates.

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