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UPDATE: Partial roadways open to traffic after storm damage

Road crews have partial clearing of roadways. Traffic is able to get through but use caution and workers are still in the area removing debris and power companies are still working on downed lines.   



County Highway K between Boulder Junction and Star Lake, Wisconsin will be closed to traffic today due to trees being blown down across the highway and power lines being knocked down. Work crews are in the area working to clear the roadway and get power lines back up.

Please use caution and avoid this area until work crews are completed.


Wisconsin Public Service is working to restore power to 13,000 customers in northern Wisconsin who lost electricity in a second round of thunderstorms in the utility's service area.

WPS says downed trees and branches caused by high winds overnight Monday account for the majority of outages, including 4,300 in Wabeno and 3,100 in Eagle River.

Utility crews had just about restored service to 8,500 customers in the Oshkosh area who lost service in the first line of thunderstorms Monday evening, when the second storms rolled through northern Wisconsin.


Thousands of Wisconsinites are without power as strong storms with high winds rip through parts of state.

According to the Wisconsin Public Service website, nearly 13,000 customers are affected.  Many of those outages are in Eagle River, Minocqua, Rhinelander and Tomahawk.

Newsline 9 has spoken with officials in several Northwoods counties this morning.  We're told, there's quite a bit of damage in Forest County, including trees down on power lines.

Stay with Newsline 9 for the latest.

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