UPDATE: WPS Works To Restore Power To 13,000

UPDATED Tuesday, July 3, 2012 --- 9:50 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Public Service is working to restore power to 13,000 customers in northern Wisconsin who lost electricity in a second round of thunderstorms in the utility's service area.

WPS says downed trees and branches caused by high winds overnight Monday account for the majority of outages, including 4,300 in Wabeno and 3,100 in Eagle River.

Utility crews had just about restored service to 8,500 customers in the Oshkosh area who lost service in the first line of thunderstorms Monday evening, when the second storms rolled through northern Wisconsin.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


Posted Tuesday, July 3, 2012 --- 8:20 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Sixty mph wind gusts knocked out power to thousands of customers in the Oshkosh area where strong thunderstorms produced quarter-sized hail.

Wisconsin Public Service utility crews worked overnight Monday to restore power to more than 8,500 customers who lost service. The storm knocked down trees and flooded some streets in Oshkosh.

The National Weather Service said temperatures dropped from 94 degrees at 5 p.m. to 66 degrees three hours later. The Oshkosh Northwestern (http://oshko.sh/M3fRoj ) reports nearly all customers had power restored by Tuesday morning.


Information from: Oshkosh Northwestern, http://www.thenorthwestern.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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