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Still some power outages in Stevens Point


STEVENS POINT, Wis (WSAU) Most -- but not all -- Wisconsin Public Service customers have their electricity back on from Wednesday night's thunderstorms. As of 3am there were 1,500 customers in the Stevens Point area still in the dark. W-P-S hopes to have them restored later this morning.

Extra crews from around the state have been working in Portage County. At the height of the storm more than 23,000 home and businesses -- more than half the city -- didn't have power.

Nearly every other yard in Stevens Point suffered tree damage from straight line winds in Tuesday night's storm, the mayor said this morning. Mayor Andrew Halverson has declared a state of emergency.

Assessment teams are out looking at damage to homes and businesses in the area. Most of the damage reported was minor but seven homes did sustain major damage. In addition, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point sustained about $150,000 in structural damage.

All roads in the city are now open, according to Wisconsin Emergency Management.