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updated 7:40 PM CDT, Sep 19, 2014

Freezing Rain/Snow Cause Power Outages

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(4/4/14) Almost 22-hundred electric customers in Wisconsin were without power late this morning,

in places where both freezing rain and snow have caused problems.  X-cel Energy's Web site reported about 13-hundred customers out in the Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, and Thorp areas.  The Wisconsin Public Service utility had almost 880 customers in the dark.  Just over 700 of those were in the Wausau area.  Wisconsin Power and Light reported scattered outages in the south central part of the state.  Far northern Wisconsin has had pure snow -- and a lot of it.  Almost 18-inches fell near Superior from yesterday through late this morning.  Fifteen-inches fell at Hawthorne, 14-and-a-half near Poplar, 11-inches at Gile along Lake Superior, and 10-and-a-half inches near Stone Lake in Sawyer County.  Other parts of the state were getting a rain-snow mix, freezing rain, and light showers.  It's all supposed to head east later this afternoon and tonight.  

75°F

Black River Falls

Fair

Humidity: 46%

Wind: 15 mph

  • 19 Sep 2014 72°F 63°F
  • 20 Sep 2014 75°F 48°F