Gusty winds cause power outages, flash flooding

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - Gusty winds and heavy rains are causing power outages and flash flooding in parts of Northeast Wisconsin.

Waves batter the beacon in Two Rivers. Photos: Patricia Finlan

The National Weather Service says the winds are east-to-southeast and very gusty. Appleton recorded 49 mph winds. Oshkosh recorded 46 mph winds. Green Bay recorded 41 mph winds.

Wind Advisories are in effect for several local counties. CLICK HERE for advisory information.

Oconto County has issued a flood emergency for portions of the county--mainly along the Bay Shore. Heavy rains and strong winds are likely to cause flash flooding. The flood emergency lasts through Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.

The following Oconto County roads are closed due to high water:

Bayshore Road
Spies Road
Harbor Road
Portions of County Y

Fond du Lac Fire Rescue says dispatchers have received "numerous calls" about high winds impacting power lines and transformers.

If you see a downed line, call 911.

Power is out in the Village of Luxemburg. The outage is impacting traffic lights. The estimated time of restoration is 4:45 p.m.

Wisconsin Public Service says about 4,572 customers are without power.

We Energies lists 705 customers without power in Northeast Wisconsin.

Alliant Energy lists 1,184 customers without power.

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