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Power Outages Halt Electricity For 18,000 WPS Customers


Wind advisories continue throughout Wisconsin, as thousands of customers were without power . Winds were gusting to near 50 miles per hour in the state's midsection Tuesday, and central and northeast Wisconsin remain the hardest hit with more than 18-thousand outages reported by Wisconsin Public Service.

Eagle River, Townsend, Lac du Flambeau, Three Lakes and Arbor Vitae were listed as the hardest hit in the WXPR listening area at noon, but dozens of communities reported outages.

The National Weather Service says a metal grain bin was blown down at Elk Creek in Trempealeau County. Forecasters say winds will reach 55 miles per hour in parts of the Badger State until six p-m when the wind advisories expire.