(5/3/12) Highways 41 and 21 near Oshkosh re-opened at mid-morning, after the city was dumped with four-and-a-half inches of rain overnight.
But just over two-thousand Public Service electric customers in central and northeast Wisconsin were still without power late this morning. Utility crews made some headway, after about three-thousand outages were reported earlier. Most of the late morning outages were in the Wausau area, where 15-hundred customers were still in the dark at last word. Hail of up to a-half inch was reported in a late morning thunderstorm in the Green Bay area. Wisconsin Emergency Management said at least a dozen homes were flooded at Hilbert in Calumet County. In Manitowoc County, Rockwood was cut off to traffic due to flooding problems. Meanwhile, the cleanup continues in western Wisconsin, where 30 mobile homes were damaged at a park in Arcadia, and trees-and-power lines fell in parts of Trempealeau and Buffalo counties. Access to Blair was cut off early this morning due to trees-and-wires down. And the Blair-Taylor High School was closed today, and was set up as a shelter for those needing it. The National Weather Service in Green Bay says that region another one-and-a-half inches of rain tonight. Forecasters say rains will continue on-and-off at least into the weekend.