WPS customers prepare for extended power outages across Wisconsin

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 11:11 PM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - After strong storms rolled through the area Wednesday night, Wisconsin Public Service says about 24,000 customers remain without power as of Thursday night.

WPS spokesperson, Matt Cullen said customers should prepare for extended outages, as high winds continue to cause outages and damage.

“Our crews have come across downed trees. They’ve come across trees that have fallen into our electric equipment and they’ve also encountered numerous downed power lines as a result of again, those very destructive winds that move through here.”

A full list of the outages can be found here.

WPS said in a Facebook post around noon Thursday crews have restored power to more than 47,000 customers. However, with high winds continuing, outages and damages continue to happen.

To report a WPS outage or check the status of an outage, click here or call 1-800-465-1212. This number also provides you with updates on expected service restoration when available.

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