High-speed winds have created problems for much of the listening area, knocking down trees and even forcing a local landfill to close in Outagamie County. Officials have said due to the blowing winds, they’ve been forced to close the landfill until further notice, starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Wind speeds have picked up garbage, which could be seen blowing around neighborhoods and highways.
Multiple communities were forced to deal with widespread power outages as well on Wednesday. In Keshena, the Menominee Indian School district was forced to cancel classes, along with St. Michaels Catholic Church in Keshena. Utility crews and tribal police worked diligently to remove the debris from fallen branches throughout much of the day.
In Waupaca County, Hwy 10 near Weyauwega was closed for nearly an hour on Wednesday morning, as emergency crews responded to a report of an overturned trailer on the road.
According to the Wisconsin D.O.T. the incident occurred at about 9:40 a.m. and closed both lanes of the highway, south of County Highway F. Emergency authorities warn drivers to be cautions while hauling trailers, or driving over bridges during the gusty winds.