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Power outage: Some will remain in the dark through Thanksgiving

Posted: 8:40 PM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-28 15:37:06-05
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The title and article have been updated to reflect new numbers from WPS.

GREEN BAY - Thousands of Wisconsin Public Service customers may have to spend Thanksgiving in the dark, although the number of customers with restored power is changing.

High wind and heavy snow cut power to more than 50,000 customers across the state earlier this week.

Since early Wednesday morning, workers have restored power to more than 45,000 customers across northeast, north central and northern Wisconsin.

WPS says crews are facing difficult winter driving conditions as some roads have been impassable. Still, WPS anticipates that most customers will have power today or tomorrow. WPS says crews have put their personal Thanksgiving plans on hold to help get power restored.

WPS is asking all hunters to be aware of utility crews that may be working in wooded areas. It also says hunters should also be on the lookout and stay at least 25 feet away from downed power lines.

All customers should report any downed lines they encounter to WPS (800-450-7240) or a local law enforcement agency immediately.