NEW INFORMATION: Power restored to thousands of customers in Hudson

At about 4 p.m. today 6,333 customers in the Hudson area were without power thanks to a few crows flying into a substation and causing failure of some equipment. Xcel Energy crews were able to repair the equipment and restore power by 4:48 p.m.

HUDSON, Wis. (WEAU)--Thousands of customers are without power in Hudson.

Xcel Energy says the outage was reported at 3:58 Tuesday afternoon. 6,333 customers are affected.

A spokesperson for Xcel says right now the cause of the outage is unknown, and crews are on the way to the area to fix the problem.

We'll post the latest updates on the outage as they become available.

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