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Darlington hit with wind damage, power outages

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DARLINGTON (WKOW) -- Heavy rains have spurred a flash flood warning for Dane County.  Wind damage is being reported in Darlington and in other areas, thousands are without power.   

Emergency crews in Darlington are working to assess damage, clean up downed trees, and reopen streets and highways.

Police say roughly a quarter of the city is still without power.  There are several trees downed on vehicles and homes, but no injuries have been reported.

County H at the Village of Blanchardville is barricaded and closed due to water being over the roadway.

Around 3:00 a.m. a storm, described by the National Weather Service as a "wet micro-burst", hit the City of Darlington. 

Sheriff's Deputies are in the process of checking for storm damage from the Darlington area eastward.

Flood waters from the East Branch of the Pecatonica River continue to threaten road closures along the river's corridor from Blanchardville south to areas near the Village of Argyle, Community of Woodford and to the Green County line.

Alliant Energy is reporting 1,400 customers in the dark, MG&E is reporting a few hundred outages in the Fitchburg area.  WE energies also has outages. 

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