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Winds cause widespread damage


March 9, 2017

Heidi Ofstad/Daily Globe

HEAVY WINDS uprooted a huge evergreen tree next to the Elk and Hound Restaurant at the Gogebic Country Club in Ironwood.

Gusty west winds that continued on Wednesday morning combined with snow on the Gogebic Range to create some hazardous driving conditions and power outages.

Trees and branches fell across many roadways Tuesday and Wednesday as debris was scattered throughout the area by 30 to 50 mph winds.

Highway billboard signs in Ironwood and Kimball, Wis., blew down during wind peaks, trash cans were damaged and leaves were scattered like on a late autumn day.

Most of the previous snow had melted, so the drifting was mostly limited to the inch of new snow that arrived overnight.

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