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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- State emergency managers say Platteville apparently was hit by two tornadoes that knocked down trees and damaged the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.

A report from Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center says a "low-end" EF2 tornado with winds up to 120 mph apparently ran through the UW-Platteville campus.

A "high-end" EF1 tornado with winds up to 105 mph struck near the Platteville Golf and Country Club, knocking down trees and tearing the roof off an apartment.

Authorities say at least 5 people were injured by flying glass as the storms rolled through Southern Wisconsin. One person was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville issued a statement early Tuesday morning that the college will be closed today due to extensive damage.

"This is a level three closure, meaning classes are canceled, the institution is closed to the public, and only essential employees are to report," the release said.

Some buildings sustained damage at the campus, however no reports of injuries so far. Officials says Rountree, Bridgeway, Southwest Hall, Engineering Hall and Pioneer Stadium sustained damage. The college also lost power due overnight due to the storms.



Two tornadoes confirmed in Platteville; 5 injured

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