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Storms topple trees, power lines, cancel classes

Posted at 8:06 AM, May 18, 2017

Storms that hit the TODAY'S TMJ4 viewing area Wednesday night left a trail of fallen trees and damage.

National Weather Service reports indicate fallen trees, and broken tree limbs, were spotted in parts of Waukesha and Jefferson Counties.

In Walworth County, the NWS reported trees down in Lake Geneva and Whitewater, as well as a barn blown over in Darien.

In Milwaukee County, the roof of a home near 76th and Bluemound was badly damaged after a tree fell onto it.

The large tree, which originally rested in the front yard next door, was snapped in half and fell north onto the neighboring home.

On Thursday morning, plastic tarp could be seen covering much of the roof. The gutter on that side of the roof was hanging off of it.

Neighbors said they heard the storms in the area, but were startled by how strong they were.

"I didn't realize the storms were as bad as they were, said neighbor Tiffani Hart, as she appraised the damaged home. "So that's definitely a little scary."

Also the Whitewater Unified School District canceled classes at five of it's schools because of a power outage. 

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