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Storms knock out power across Northwoods Submitted: 09/21/2018
Storms knock out power across Northwoods
ONEIDA COUNTY -
Many people lost power Thursday night from the storms in the Northwoods.
Wisconsin Public Service was still out repairing lines Friday afternoon.

Wind gusts reached 46 miles per hour Thursday night heading into Friday morning, causing trees and branches to fall on power lines. WPS also reported lightning damage.      


Leah Van Zile works with WPS. She says it has restored service to more than 15,000 thousand customers since Thursday's storm.

"We are hoping to have everybody restored by late this evening. Our crews will continue work around the clock until late this evening to get that last customer back on," Van Zile said.

WPS has had fewer outages this year than in past years because of lines in highly wooded areas now being underground. To check out where outages are or to see what projects are happening in the area you can go to the Wisconsin Public Service website.  

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