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UPDATE: Power mostly restored in Marathon County


Power is back on for most people in Marathon County after a massive outage left thousands of Wisconsin Public Service customers without power.

According to WPS, almost 11,000 customers were in the dark in the Wausau area at one point.

Just before one o'clock Wednesday morning, there were 2 customers without power reported in Wausau.

WPS officials say the outage was caused by an equipment failure at the Morrison Street substation. They say it may have been due to weather, but they're not completely sure. They say additional crews were called to help fix the problem.

Restoration will continue throughout the night, according to a WPS spokeswoman.

Jessica Gerrard and her boyfriend were watching television at the Days Inn on S 17th Avenue in Wausau when the power went out.

"The whole hotel went out except for they have emergency lights and stuff. Everywhere went black. The stop lights went out and some cops came by and put up stop signs and the intersections were kind of crazy," she said.

WPS officials say their crews worked quickly and efficiently to fix the problem.


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