Progress to get power back on is being made up northern Wisconsin. As of 4 p.m., just under 500 were without power; far less the 5,000 reported earlier Tuesday morning.
Wisconsin Public Service has also unveiled a plan that could hopefully reduce the number of large scale storm-related power outages in rural areas.
Leah Van Zile, Community Relations Leader, said WPS a pilot project will soon begin in Minocqua. The project involves burying some major powerlines which prevents them from being knocked down by tree during a powerful storm.
WPS plans to convert about 1,000-1,250 miles of electric distribution lines beginning in 2014. WPS has already begun contacting the customers that will be affected in 2014 and 2015.
Van Zile said the project could take five years to complete.
Click here for more information on the project from WPS.
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