NEW INFORMATION: Power restored to customers affected by storm-related power outage
At about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Xcel Energy said that power to all affected customers had been restored.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A storm-related power outage is affecting nearly 2,300 customers in and around Chippewa Falls.
An Xcel Energy spokeswoman said the outage happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday. She said it was related to storms that came through the area, although crews are patrolling in hopes of finding an exact cause. The affected customers are in Chippewa Falls and Tilden.
There was no immediate word on when the power will be restored. That likely won't happen until crews find out the cause.