Severe Storms, possible tornadoes leave behind damage in La Crosse region

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- Severe weather raced across the region Wednesday night prompting a number of tornado warnings.

There have been no confirmed reports of tornado touchdowns, but the La Crosse National Weather Service will be working over the next 24 hours to determine if any of the damage left behind was, in fact, caused by a tornado.

There were also numerous reports of trees and power lines down throughout several communities in the region.

In La Crosse near the UWL campus, a large tree fell and hit two parked cars near the intersection of Pine St. and West Ave.

Wires could also be seen on the street.

There were also several reports in the Holmen, Onalaska, Sparta and Tomah areas of downed power lines.

Fire crews were seen dealing with live wires on the road near County ZM and County OT.

There was also a report a transformer in Holmen that started on fire shortly after the storms rolled through.

Xcel Energy reported more than 15,000 customers in Wisconsin and more than 7,400 in Minnesota without power late Wednesday night.

The NWS is working to compile a list of official damage reports, but you can head to Facebook and WKBT Bill Graul’s page for damage reported by some of our viewers.

PHOTOS: The heavy winds and storms caused damage in La Crosse area