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Downed power line on Carmichael Road caused Thursday's outage

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Downed power line on Carmichael Road caused Thursday's outage
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Xcel Energy trouble crews found a downed power line on Carmichael Road north of Interstate 94 shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

The downed line was believed to be responsible for the outage that affected 2,848 customers in the Hudson area, beginning at 4:07 p.m.

Xcel Energy spokeswoman Liz Wolf Green said the crew was expecting to have power restored shortly, when she contacted the Star-Observer at 7:30 p.m.

She said the outage was likely weather-related. A heavy wet snow fell on the Hudson area Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

Several private callers notified the Star-Observer of the power outage. The first caller said it was in the area of the businesses south of I-94, but callers north of the freeway said the electricity was out there, too.

The city Public Works crew was said to be opening or placing stop signs at intersections controlled by traffic lights.

Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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