Tornado skips through Lincoln County
Severe weather last Tuesday sent Lincoln County deputies scrambling as they tracked a tornado north of the City of Merrill.
At 2:54 p.m., a resident of Schulz Spur Road reported a funnel cloud had touched the ground and caused damage to trees and power lines. The tornado had lifted again and was traveling in a north eastern direction.
Several deputies watched the storm travel east in the direction of the Gleason area and confirmed a tornado could be seen forming and dropping down at times. Although the storm formed just north of the City of Merrill, at no time was the city in any danger and the 911 center alerted fire departments and the weather service to the danger in the eastern part of the county.
A Town of Russell firefighter confirmed the storm cell crossed the county line and was once again on the ground on County Rd. C inside Langlade County. Langlade County had already been alerted by Lincoln County and they monitored the tornado as it came into their county. Canadian National Railway was notified of the downed trees on the railroad tracks near Schulz Spur Road. Deputies reported that no structures were damaged as a result of the tornado.