WPS Watching Storm

By Kris Schuller | kris.schuller@wearegreenbay.com

Published 02/20 2014 08:43PM

Updated 02/20 2014 10:51PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) The storm passing thru Northeast Wisconsin is bringing us a mixture of many things tonight. That is causing great concern among the folks at Wisconsin Public Service.

Since early Thursday evening, we've been seeing rain, complete with thunder and lighting. The forecast   also calls for high winds, snow and possible freezing rain. According to officials from WPS, this is the kind of weather that creates power outages.

Given the utility provides power to 450,000 customersin North-Central and Northeast WI, they are keeping a close eye on the storms intensity and path.

 "Seeing where is it hitting in our service territory and where can we move crews from," said Lisa Prunty, spokesperson for WPS. "Right now in the north it's snowing - in Green Bay raining, could be icy so that's what we're looking for."

 Prunty says WPS has 120 line technicians standing by ready to react, if this weather causes problems overnight. The utilities main dispatch center is located in Green Bay. The center it is staffed  24/7.

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