The Blair-Taylor elementary and high schools in western Wisconsin expect to re-open on Monday, after thunderstorms damaged their roofs.
High winds peeled back large parts of the high school roof, and heavy rains damaged the gymnasium floor. The elementary part of the building had its roof lifted, but it dropped back into place. But many pieces still fell. Western Wisconsin was the hardest hit by the severe thunderstorms that hit most parts of the Badger State Wednesday night and yesterday. And Blair was the hardest hit in the region. Over 900 homes and businesses lost power, but X-cel Energy said most people had their service restored by late yesterday afternoon. Homes were damaged by large hail. Access to Blair was cut off yesterday morning – and by late afternoon, some roads were still closed due to fallen trees.