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WPS works to restore power, following severe storms

FOX 11 Storm Chaser (WLUK)

UPDATE: As of 3:15 p.m. Thursday, WPS crews have restored power to more than 39,000 customers. About 1,200 customers are currently without power.

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- According to Wisconsin Public Service, crews continue to work to restore power following Wednesday’s severe storms.

Crews have restored power to more than 29,000 customers since 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, around 4,000 customers are currently without power.

Officials say the areas with the most outages are Minocqua and Rhinelander. Crews have also come across significant damage, including broken power poles, downed power lines and downed trees.

According to WPS, customers can expect to have power restored by Thursday night.

If you experience a downed power line or damaged electrical equipment, you're asked to call WPS (800-450-7260) or a local law enforcement agency.

According to the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center, dozens of homes and buildings with storm damage have been reported in the Loon Lake, Shawano Lake area. County emergency management along with the National Weather Service are surveying damage on Thursday.

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