EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- UPDATE: Xcel Energy says power was restored to all customers by 3:10 p.m. Thursday.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --Power company crews are on their way to fix a problem that left dozens without power Thursday afternoon.
Xcel Energy says 288 customers were without power in the area of Blakeley Avenue and London Road in Eau Claire as of about 1:45 p.m. Thursday. The company says several customers have called in outage reports, one of them saying that a line went down and a tree started on fire.
The outage happened after a storm came through the area with heavy rain and wind. A company spokesman says the outage appears storm-related.