Severe Weather Update

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Lots of sound and fury in the wee hours Thursday morning.

Lightning and high winds caused most of the problems. Those problems were mainly tree branches and limbs either taking down power lines or blocking parts of roads. A transformer was hit by lightning at Arnold and Newburg Roads. That led to a power line snapping and torching a corner of a nearby yard.

ComEd says the power outages Thursday were less in number than after Monday night's storms. About 6-thousand people lost power in northern Illinois at the height of outages. 1700 remained without power at noon. They are mostly customers in southeast Rockford, New Milford and elsewhere around Winnebago County.

Insight Cable lost connection with 800 customers. That number fell to about 350 at the noon hour.

Alliant Energy in Wisconsin says between 3,000 and 4,000 customers lost power in Dane County, with scattered outages in Monroe in Green County and areas in Rock County.