Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) says its crews are responding to repair widespread power outages following Wednesday night’s severe thunderstorms containing destructive wind gusts and hundreds of lightning strikes.
WPS says about 60,000 of its customers have been impacted. WPS has received more than 800 reports of downed trees, downed power lines, and trees falling into WPS equipment. The Green Bay, Stevens Point, and Wausaukee areas are among those hardest hit by the storms, WPS says.
All available crews will be working around the clock to restore power to customers affected by the storms. WPS said it will also work to bring in additional outside crews to assist in making repairs as safely and quickly as possible.
Customers are strongly urged to stay at least 25 feet away from any downed power lines they encounter. Report any downed lines to WPS or a local law enforcement agency immediately.
WPS will provide an update on its restoration efforts tomorrow morning. Current outage information can be found on the WPS outage map.