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Heavy rain pounds area

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    A young bicyclist pedals Sunday evening during a heavy downpour near the intersection of North Lane and Anderson Drive on the city's north side. Street flooding in the neighborhood near North Hastings Way made for hazardous travel. Elsewhere in the area strong storms downed trees and power lines.

    Staff photo by Steve Kinderman
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A storm system hitting the region Sunday night brought heavy rain and left 3,000 without power in Altoona and Menomonie.

The rain continued throughout the evening, which an Xcel Energy spokeswoman said hindered their restoration process. She said Xcel hoped to have the problem fixed by early this morning.

There were reports of wires down and tree limbs falling on wires but no major damage, the Eau Claire Fire Department said.

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