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High winds knock out power to thousands in Wisconsin

High winds knock out power to thousands in Wisconsin Photo: MGN Images

May 22, 2019 09:26 AM

High winds have knocked out power to thousands of people in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Public Service says the outages impact nearly 24,000 customers in Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Brown, Vilas and Portage counties. About 3,700 customers in Tomahawk and nearly 3,400 in Wausau are without service Wednesday morning.

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We Energies is working to restore service to about 5,500 customers. Xcel Energy says about 2,400 of its customers have lost power. The National Weather Service says a wind gust of 55 mph was measured at the Rhinelander Airport Wednesday morning.

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