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Crews work to restore power across central Wisconsin


MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW)--Central Wisconsin's first snowfall is weighing on electric crews. Heavy flakes coated power lines and branches causing power outages for people from Waupaca to Stevens Point.

The onset of winter weather has Wisconsin Public Service crews working long hours to turn the lights back on. "With this type of a snowfall, the wet heavy snow, we anticipate there are going to be some wires down," said Wisconsin Public Service employee Kelly Zagrzebski.

WPS employees estimate it will take crews hours to restore power. They will be working throughout the night and into the day Thursday.

"Our goal is to get the power restored as quickly as possible," said Zagrzebski.

She said WPS has 73 crews out restoring service.

Waupaca was hit hard by Wednesday's storm and a warming shelter has been set up for those affected by outages. It is located at Waupaca Middle School, 1149 Shoemaker Rd.

Officials also recommend calling your local Salvation Army or Red Cross if you are in need of emergency assistance.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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