Storm damage, overnight power outages in Northeast Wisconsin

UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. --------------------------------

Wisconsin Public Service says crews continue to work Thursday morning to restore power following severe storms. Around 8,000 customers are currently without power in Wisconsin.

WPS says that as of 6:00 a.m. Thursday crews restored power to more than 26,000 customers since 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Areas with the most amount of outages as of 7:30 a.m. is the Minocqua area, Green Bay, Rhinelander and the Tomahawk area.

WPS says their crews are encountering significant damage including broken power poles, downed power lines, trees on power lines and downed trees. Crews will continue to restore power to all customers

 

WPS strongly emphasizes people need to stay at least 25 feet away from downed power lines.

It's important to treat any downed line as if it's energized. If you see a downed power line or damaged electrical equipment, you should report it to WPS and a local law enforcement agency immediately.

 

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Thousands of people are dealing with power outages in Northeast Wisconsin Thursday morning. 

According to Wisconsin Public Service, storms that moved through the area Wednesday caused the increased outages.

Crews are working through the night to restore power to the area. 

Chilton and Green Bay appear to be the most affected areas in Northeast Wisconsin. 

You can check the latest power outages here

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