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UPDATE: Wausau power restored

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Wisconsin Public Service says power has been restored after an outage in Wausau.

At one point, about 1,600 customers are without power, according to the WPS website.

The Wausau Department of Public put up stop signs on intersections where stoplights were out Thursday afternoon. It also caused many businesses to close. The Marathon County Public library sat in black for almost two hours. The library director says he almost had to close the building.

"We'll make sure that if people need to make arrangements, we're not going to throw anyone out in the cold of course. But, we'll clear the building as efficiently as we can if we have to and then make sure everyone is safe," said Ralph Illick.

The power outage affected streets around the 400 Block, including Scott, Thomas and McClellan Streets.

WPS officials tell Newsline 9 the power outage was caused by a piece of equipment that failed.

Officials say the power went out at about 12:45 p.m. and was restored to everyone by 2:30 p.m. Thursday
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