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UPDATE: Power restored in areas of outages

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Hours after the powerful storms swept through the area there are still some without power.

Xcel Energy crews say that at least seven utility poles were broken in the City of Blair. As of about 7:30 AM on Thursday, 930 customers were without power. Crews worked throughout the day and power was restored to nearly everyone by 2:00 PM.

In the Neillsville area, nearly 800 customers lost power overnight also due to the storms, but they are now back online.


(WQOW) - Power is out for hundreds of Xcel Energy customers, after strong storms moved through the Chippewa Valley Wednesday night.  

Crews report that there are at least seven broken powerline poles in the City of Blair, and as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, 930 customers were without power.  Xcel says crews from other areas are being called in to help restore power.  They expect power to be back on by late Thursday morning.

Nearly 800 customers in the Neillsville area were without power due to the storms as well, but as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning, power had been completely restored.

On a different note, 89 Xcel customers in Eau Claire have been without power since just before 7 a.m.  Crews say the outage is due to a blown fuse.  Xcel is not sure on a restoration time for Eau Claire customers.

We'll be sure to update this story as more information becomes available.

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