8/27/2013 10:20:00 AM Power outage update: Repair crews reduce number of those without power Total number of outages at 10 a.m. was at 3,342
Here is what the outage map looked like at 10 a.m. today
As of 7:30 a.m., this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 27, there were 4,628 reported outages in the Wisconsin Public Service area of northern Wisconsin, with the hardest hit area being Eagle River, where more than 2,700 customers were without power.
By 10 a.m., that number was reduced to 3,342, with Eagle River having about 7 brought online as workers continued to restore power.
There were no reported restorations in Sayner or Three Lakes as of 10 a.m., but Rhinelander was down to around 100 from the 420 who were without power early this morning.
There were 420 customers without power in the Rhinelander area this morning, coming on the heels of nearly 3,000 who were without yesterday morning after a round of severe storms rumbled through that area very early Monday morning.
Sayner (367), Three Lakes (372), Lake Tomahawk (269), and Woodruff (58) were other towns where large numbers of customers were without power.
This latest round of storms comes after the heavy thunderstorms of early Monday morning when nearly 3,000 Wisconsin Public Service customers in the Rhinelander area were without power.
By Monday afternoon that number had dropped to just more than 150, 53 of which were from the Hazelhurst area.
In all, at the 8 a.m. hour Monday, there were 2,963 Rhinelander area customers without power, while another 1,915 in Schofield were without. Other areas with significant outages on Monday were Tomahawk (337), Wausau (352), Elcho (129), and Gleason (146).
By 2 p.m. the areas without power, in addition to those in Hazelhurst, were 29 in Star Lake, and 29 in Marathon. Areas in far eastern Wisconsin were also reporting outages. There were 32 in Sisters Bay and five in Baileys Harbor reporting outages.