SUPERIOR, WI (WTAQ) - Folks in far northwest Wisconsin are dealing with washed-out roads, after more than 3 inches of rain pounded the region Thursday and Thursday night.
In Superior, Douglas County Highway Commissioner Paul Halverson said some county and town roads might be closed for the entire Memorial Day Weekend. He said there were washouts on County Trunks “P,”"FF,” and “UU.” They’ll be closed until the water recedes.
Halverson said clogged culverts make the problem worse – and the hardest-hit areas are the same as those from last year when heavy rains hit.
The Duluth-Superior region is bracing for even more rain from Saturday through Monday. But Halverson says it won’t be nearly as much what the area got Thursday.
Meanwhile, there’s still no word of major damage from a tornado that touched down between Marathon City and Rib Mountain Thursday night. It was said to be the state’s first twister of 2012.
As of 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Wisconsin Public Service utility said 1,800 electric customers were still without power from Thursday’s high winds. Almost half those outages are in the Minocqua area.