- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - West winds gusting up to 63 miles per hour buffeted a large part of southern Wisconsin, knocking out power and knocking over semis.

We Energies says more than 13,000 customers lost power due to the high winds, though that number was down below 6,000 by 6 p.m. Milwaukee and Kenosha were among the hardest-hit communities.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the high winds apparently caused to two semis to overturn on Interstate 39/90 in separate incidents near Janesville in Rock County on Friday afternoon. Sgt. Craig Lindgren says there were no reports of injuries. The accidents caused backups of over three miles.

Strong gusts are also being blamed for knocking over a semi on Interstate 94 in Kenosha County.


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