MANITOWOC - Scattered storms moved through parts of Northeast Wisconsin Thursday.
The brief storms popped up throughout the afternoon and evening with strong winds and, at times, hail and heavy rain.
Some residents in Manitowoc say it hailed there for 15 minutes. Several vehicles and houses were damaged.
"I was driving home from my son's ballgame and it felt like we were in a war zone. Hail was coming down on our car and it felt like and sounded like gun shots going off inside the car. My son was terrified," said Steve Melso, of Manitowoc.
The hail storm left behind so much ice; piles built up and looked like snow. Some residents say they resorted to shoveling it away.
To the west, Clintonville also reported damage from the storms. Strong winds downed a tree, which took down a power line with it.
The incident caused some power outages, however they were not widespread. About 100 Waupaca County customers were still without power Thursday evening.
Across Northeast Wisconsin, about 500 other customers were also still in the dark, down from 6,000 on Thursday morning.
Firefighters are battling a house fire in Kewaunee County.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.