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Merrill Power Restoration


Newsline 9 received this news release from WPS:

Merrill Electric Restoration Nears Completion, says WPS

Curfew continues tonight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Green Bay, WI - Electric restoration efforts are nearing completion in Merrill, where Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has replaced more than 50 power poles and re-strung wire to restore electric power to nearly 6,000 WPS customers since the storms of Sunday evening.

Concentrated restoration activity continues on the northeast side of the city of Merrill and the town of Merrill on Pier Street, Taylor Street and Hillside Drive. Due to damage incurred on WPS facilities, some customers in that area may not have power restored until tomorrow. For safety reasons, damaged customer-owned equipment must first be repaired and be in good operating condition before power can be turned back on.

Homeowners involved with clean up efforts
Residents are reminded to call Digger's Hotline (811) if their cleanup efforts involve any digging. Buried electrical or natural gas lines must be located before digging.

Natural gas restoration
On Sunday evening, emergency responders shut off natural gas service to a wide area that was hit the hardest by the storms. If customers incurred no damage and need their natural gas service turned back on, they should call 800-450-7280 to arrange for reconnection.

Still potential for dangerous conditions
If something doesn't look right or possibly unsafe or dangerous, customers should call WPS at 800-450-7240.

Note from Lincoln County Emergency Management:
All activities associated with Lincoln County's Tornado Awareness Week (which is this week) have been cancelled including the simulated tornado emergency response drill that was scheduled for Thursday.

WPS thanks customers for their patience and understanding regarding the outages.


For More Information, Contact:

  • Leah Van Zile
    Community Relations Leader
  • Wisconsin Public Service Customer Service

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