Power Back on for Eau Claire, Lake Hallie Residents

The power is back on for a few thousand people in Eau Claire and Lake Hallie after an equipment failure caused an outage Sunday
afternoon.

Xcel Energy Spokesman Brian Elwood says the outage hit shortly after Noon and lasted about one hour-and-a-half.

About 1,700 customers on the North side of Eau Claire and in the Hallie area were effected.

Elwood says a broken piece of equipment on one of the company's lines is to blame.