Power outages throughout the Northwoods
The northern part of the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) service territory has taken a beating from Mother Nature. According to radar, the severe storm is heading toward Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and Marinette and Door counties.
Currently, there are more than 40,000 customers without power, mostly in the Northwoods, according to the WPS website. Lightning and high winds have been the major cause of power loss. WPS is waiting for additional information regarding what type of damage crews are coming across.
WPS is currently assessing the situation and will be moving crews to different locations. Crews are already out and assessing damage. There are no restoration times to report at this time.
Safety tips during storms:
- Watch for downed lines
- Watch for downed lines when cleaning up debris
- Do not touch any downed line
- If driving and a power line falls on the vehicle, do not get out. Call 911
- To report a power outage, call 1-800-450-7240
- If using a generator, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions
Follow WPS at wisconsinpublicservice.com and on Twitter at @WPSstorm.