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Some in Northwoods may not see power until Friday

THURSDAY 7/25/19 4:27 p.m.

(WFRV) — WPS says they have been able to restore power to approximately 177,000 customers since last Friday – but some in the Northwoods will continue without power into this Friday.

Thursday, We Energies crews from the Fox Valley joined WPS in working within the hardest-hit areas.

Crews are continuing to rebuild circuits destroyed by last weekend’s storms. Customers in Stevens Point, Waupaca, and Antigo areas are expected to have power by the end of Thursday.

Customers in more devastated areas of Elcho, Lakewood, Mountain, Pelican Lake, and Pickerel will likely remain without power until Friday.

Crews reportedly continue to work around the clock to restore power quickly and safely.

WPS, We Energies power restorations nearly complete

 WEDNESDAY 7/24/19 10:52 a.m.

(WFRV) — More than a quarter-million across Northeast Wisconsin have seen their power restored by WPS and We Energies.

Complete restoration for We Energies customers without power in the Fox Valley should be achieved Wednesday night. These crews will join the small army of field personnel already working to rebuild parts of the WPS network in communities hit hardest.

Most customers in highly devastated areas around Wabeno, Antigo, Elcho, and Stevens Point should have power by the end of the day Thursday.

Approximately 13,700 WPS customers are still without power as of Wednesday morning.

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Posted by WFRV Local 5 on Monday, July 22, 2019

WPS says power has been restored to 88,000 customers, but many are still in the dark

SUNDAY 7/21/19 7:33 a.m.

NORTHEAST WIS. (WFRV) — WPS has provided an update on their efforts to restore power to Northeast Wisconsin.

The company says power has been restored to 88,000 customers following severe weather Friday Saturday; however, tens of thousands of customers remain without power.

WPS says 75,000 customers are still without power. In Green Bay, there are 18,000 customers without power.

WPS says their crews continue to work nonstop and are making repairs as quickly and safely as possible. They will also continue to bring in outside crews to help restore power.

LIVE: We’re at Grand Chute Town Hall where a charging center has been setup by CERT for Valley residents without power. The Town Hall is open to the public until midnight.

Posted by WFRV Local 5 on Saturday, July 20, 2019

We Energies, WPS power outages could last days

7/20/2019 3:39 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: Tornadoes confirmed near Fox Valley

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Posted by WFRV Local 5 on Saturday, July 20, 2019

NORTHEAST WIS. (WFRV) — We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service says storms from Friday and Saturday have caused so much damage that power outages could last for multiple days.

“The extent of the damage has been so severe that it will require us to rebuild parts of our network,” says Matt Cullen of WEC Energy Group.

Cullen says they have requested assistance from other utilities in the Midwest for the restoration.

“Our crews are working to as quickly and safely as possible to make the areas safe and to restore power. It is important that people stay at least 25 feet away from downed wires and anything that is touching those lines,” says Cullen.

Local 5 will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

We're still trying…

Posted by WFRV Local 5 on Saturday, July 20, 2019

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