Blair-Taylor High School is closed today, so students and teachers can help clean up from severe thunderstorms which hit western Wisconsin late last night.
The school is also providing a shelter for folks who need it. Authorities said about 30 mobile homes at a park in Arcadia suffered hail-and-wind damage. A barn blew down near Blair. And officials say roads heading into that community are blocked off, so crews can handle numerous power lines and trees that fell. Wind-and-hail damage was also reported in surrounding Trempealeau County, along with Pepin County. And just to the south, another band of heavy thunderstorms was going through this morning. The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning until eight o’clock for La Crosse County, southern Trempealeau, and northern Vernon County.