Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:00 AM
WPS crews work to restore power
Wisconsin Public Service crews worked to restore power after severe winds caused power outages that began Monday night.
As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, crews restored around 25,000 customers, while 22,800 are without power.
Areas that experienced the most outages were in the northern part of WPS’ service area. The area includes: Wausaukee (about 1,000 customers); Minocqua, Wis., (7,200); Eagle River, Wis., (2,600); Wabeno, Wis., (2,800) and Rhinelander, Wis., (2,700).
Crews worked overnight and will continue to work throughout today, as strong wind gusts are expects to cause additional power outages. Additional crews have been sent out to restore power in the areas impact most by the winds.
Broken poles, downed wires and tress are being seen as crews continue to restore power.
WPS says people should continue to stay at least 25 feet away from down powerlines and should treat them as energized. Down wires or broke poles should be reported to WPS or local law enforcement.
Boat launch stickers now on sale
MENOMINEE — Annual boat launch permit stickers are now on sale at Menominee City Hall, 2511 10th St., at the treasurer’s office or Menominee Recreation Department. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The annual permit entitles the purchaser the use of the Mystery Ship (adjacent to the river park campground); 18th Avenue (adjacent to cemetery); and marina boat launches.
Anyone wishing to obtain an annual permit must provide the following information: Towing vehicle license number; make and color; and trailer license number.
Annual fees: City of Menominee resident, $25; senior city resident (65 and older), $15; non-resident (resides outside city limits), $30; and senior non-resident, $20.