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UPDATE: Thousands still without power in the Northwoods

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Thousands were still without power Friday morning. High winds knocked down trees and power lines through out the Northwoods.

Just before 8:00 Wisconsin Public Service reported that 996 Minocqua customers were without power. Meanwhile 1451 customers in Rhinelander, 130 Tomahawk and 2714 in Wabeno were waiting for power to be restored.

Check WPS Outages http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/outagesummary/view/outagegrid.aspx

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Thousands of people were left without power Thursday night as a result of high winds that swept through central Wisconsin.

According to Wisconsin Public Service, almost 38,000 people were without power in almost 700 locations as of 10:30 p.m. Thursday. That included more than 4,200 people in Stevens Point, more than 3,700 people in Minocqua, and almost 2,000 in both Eagle River and Rhinelander.

WPS officials said they did not know how long it would take to restore power.

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