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UPDATE: Power restored to thousands in the Northwoods

GREEN BAY (WAOW) -

Wisconsin Public Service reports is working to restore power through out the area. Earlier Thursday morning, thousands of customers were without power after thunderstorms rumbled through the area. 

According to a press release, 1,600 customers in Rhinelander lost power due to six separate outages. 700 Tomahawk customers also lost power. 1,540 lost power in the Wausau area. 

Currently, 30 customers are still without power in Rhinelander, 24 in Stevens Point, 1 in Tomahawk & 50 in Wausau.

WPS believes lightning is the major cause of the outages. 

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