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Thousands without power as strong storms hit Wisconsin

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Park dugout damaged
Chandler Park dugout damaged, Pardeeville. Courtesy: Amanda Dicken
Lyndon Station - Yukon Trails campground
Yukon Trails campground, Lyndon Station. Courtesy: Kevin Dolson
E. Conant St, Portage. Courtesy: Sarah Cheever
E. Conant St, Portage. Courtesy: Sarah Cheever
Bowman Rd., WI Dells. Courtesy: Amy Monson
Bowman Rd., WI Dells. Courtesy: Amy Monson
Bowman Rd., WI Dells. Courtesy: Amy Monson
Bowman Rd., WI Dells. Courtesy: Amy Monson
Dewitt Street, Portage. Courtesy: Lisa Hewitt
Dewitt Street, Portage. Courtesy: Lisa Hewitt
Portage. Courtesy: Susan Bratcher
Portage. Courtesy: Susan Bratcher
Portage. Courtesy: Jim Shlimovitz
Portage. Courtesy: Jim Shlimovitz
Portage. Courtesy: Jim Shlimovitz
Portage. Courtesy: Jim Shlimovitz
Portage. Courtesy: David and Debbie Perrodin
Portage. Courtesy: David and Debbie Perrodin
W. Burns St. Portage, Lisa Wray
W. Burns St. Portage, Lisa Wray

(WKOW) -- Thousands in Wisconsin are without power right now as strong storms are passing through the area.

Alliant Energy is reporting 250 separate separate outages throughout the state, as of about 9 p.m., leading to more than 22,000 customers without power.

There are more than 7,400 customers in the dark in Columbia County, more than 2,200 in Sauk County, more than 500 in Richland, about 1,700 in Dodge, almost 500 in Iowa County, more than 600 in Adams, and more than 400 in Green Lake. Juneau, Marquette, and Dane counties are seeing fewer than 50 outages, according to Alliant.

Madison Gas & Electric is reporting about 1,300 customers are without power.

27 News viewers have reported downed trees and power lines in the Wisconsin Dells area, along with strong winds.

Others describe Portage as "a mess." There are downed trees and a damaged shed in the area of Rusch Elementary School.

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