The power outage has caused a surge in customers for some downtown businesses, which did not lose electricity. Wolff's Log Cabin in Rhinelander says it has fed more than 600 people in the past two days.
The owner says the restaurant has had double the number of customers it usually has.
"We had to stay open an hour later last night to get everybody fed," owner Dave Wolff said, "to help accommodate the public service crews looking for somewhere to eat."
"Usually we don't go here for lunch," Mary Ann Huebner said, commenting that she can't cook on her electric stove right now. "We were planning on eating here tonight, but we changed our mind and came in at noon."
At the peak of the outage, the restaurant's owner says people were willing to eat standing up.