Outages leave hundreds of WPS customers in Minocqua area without power
MINOCQUA (WAOW) -
Wisconsin Public Service officials worked through most of Friday, trying to get power back on for nearly 800 customers in the Minocqua area.
Outages were caused by Thursday night's storm, leaving nearly 14,000 area customers without power.
The manager at Wisconsin Public Service in Minocqua said the heavily wooded area made reaching customers difficult.
WPS officials said a crew of 40 workers went scouting the area for downed power lines. Officials said St. Germain was one area where many customers lost their power including some businesses on Highway 155.
The manager of one local grocery store told Newsline 9, the establishment lost power between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday.
He said his customers weren't pleased.
"Its not fun. They don't understand that we can't do anything, that everything should be up and running still," said Ron Kubiaczyk, manager of Camp's Supervalu Foods.
So far, Wisconsin Public Service officials said there are 247 customers left without power. They say they hope to get electricity out to all those customers late Friday evening.