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Storm Damage Closes UW Platteville

U-W Platteville is closed today, after getting storm damage late last night.  

In a statement, campus officials noted that some buildings had structural damage -- and power was out during the night throughout the campus and much of Platteville.  The school said only essential employees will be allowed on campus today.  Officials said the damage was still being assessed.  The U-W said no one was seriously hurt.  Storms with winds up to 50-miles-an-hour caused widespread damage in southwest Wisconsin between 11 last night and 12:15 this morning.  

The National Weather Service also reported possible tornado damage to the east in the Madison, Verona, Blanchardville, and New Glarus areas.  No injuries have been reported.  Verona Police said at least 15 structures were damaged -- and the Country View Elementary School partially collapsed.  Dane County officials said homes collapsed and roofs blew off in Verona and the southwest side of Madison.  More damage reports were expected after daylight.  Further east, trees and power lines were downed near West Bend.  

More severe weather could be on the way in the same region.  

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