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Fox Valley Metro police says streets closed due to storm

KIMBERLY, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities in the Fox Valley continue to assess the damage left from the powerful storm overnight.

Fox Valley Metro police say the storm caused substantial damage in Kimberly, Combined Locks and Little Chute.

Authorities say so far no one has been injured, but some structural damage has been reported due to trees falling onto homes and vehicles, multiple downed power lines and lots of debris in yards and on the roadways.

Police say Kimberly and parts of Combined Locks are still waiting for power to return and the utility companies are working on the issue across the County and are unsure when full power will be restored.    

As of 11:30 a.m. Washington Street in Kimberly from Kimberly Avenue to First Street remains closed due to downed power lines and debris in the roadway. The detour route for southbound car traffic on Washington Street is west on Kimberly Avenue, south on Lincoln Street, and east on First Street to Washington Street.

The detour route for northbound car traffic on Washington Street is west on First Street, north on Lincoln Avenue, and east on Kimberly Avenue to Washington Street.

Police are asking semi and large truck traffic traveling northbound on Washington Street to detour west on Kennedy Avenue, north on Railroad Street, and east on Kimberly Avenue to Washington Street. 

Semi and large truck traffic from south on Washington Street should detour west on Kimberly Avenue, south on Railroad Street, and east on Kennedy Avenue to Washington Street.

Railroad Street from Kennedy Avenue to Highway CE is still closed due to debris in the roadway.

FVMPD and the Kimberly Street Department are working on getting proper signage for the detour routes and are currently directing traffic for the affected area.

The Kimberly Village Hall is closed and will remain closed at least until power is restored. 

Combined Locks is asking residents to bring fallen tree branches and debris to the bottom of the sledding hill by the Civic Center and NOT bring them to the dump site.

The Villages are asking residents to be patient with storm clean up as it may take weeks to get everything cleaned up. Police are asking people to keep vehicles off the street and not park there to help with storm clean up through Friday August 16.

FVMPD is asking people traveling on the roads to be cautious of downed power lines and debris in the roadway. Please drive with care and take your time. When approaching intersections please do so with caution as most stop lights do not have power and stop signs have been deployed.

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