A strong thunderstorm passed through the Merrill area last night dumping almost a half inch of rain and high wind causing a large tree limb to damage a house on Merrill’s north side. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s department reported a tree blocking the road 10 miles northwest of Merrill.
WPS has been working through the night to restore power to Some Merrill residence. As of 6am, 21 customers were without electricity while the Tomahawk area has just a fw customers in the dark.
The Wausau Fire department reported lightning struck a home on East Union Avenue and started a fire in the walls. Everyone got out of the house safely and there was minimal damage to the structure.