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Sparta Power Outages Caused by Weather
80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.
Residents in south La Crosse and Stoddard experienced a power outage Monday afternoon.
Power outage in Eau Claire County affects thousands Thursday Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
At its peak shortly after 7 a.m., 5,742 Xcel Energy customers were without power in Eau Claire County.
Widespread storm damage, power outages in western Wisconsin Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Tornadoes were confirmed in Stanley and near Neillsville as part of Wednesday's historic storm system.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.