High winds snarl traffic; down trees, signs

Posted at 5:43 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 23:17:17-05

SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN --  There were signs of powerful winds all over the region.  On Milwaukee's south side, a 45-foot tree fell on a home while the family was inside.

"We just heard a big thump and we come outside and check and it was a big tree," explained Roberto Moreno, Milwaukee.

There was a close call in Delafield when a tree came crashing down ten feet from the home owner's van.

"I was actually backing out of the driveway and pulled ahead and all of a sudden I heard a noise and the tree had come down right near the van," said Sheri Portz, Delafield.

In Grafton a bus stop landed on cars in Kohl's parking lot.  Police told one of the victims her car isn't drivable.

"Normally I try to park to the side of the shelter... today I was in a hurry and the bus was there and I thought I better just hurry up and park and unfortunately right behind the shelter," explained Sue Vigo, Grafton. 

In Racine the canopy at Menard's flew across a parking lot and landed on a cart corral at the Walmart next door.

Despite numerous reports of damage there are no wind related injuries.