Power was expected to be restored late Friday afternoon to the last of thousands of homes and businesses that lost it when a wet, heavy snow Wednesday downed power lines, a spokeswoman for Oakdale Electric Cooperative said.

"It was a very widespread outage," spokeswoman Nicole Modl said.

Oakdale handles many of Juneau County's rural customers.

"They're walking a mile back in the snow to get to some of the lines," Modl said.

The company called for assistance from electric cooperatives in three neighboring counties, Modl said. She said she was uncertain how many customers were affected at the peak of the storm but about 900 were still without power Thursday.

Alliant Energy spokesman Steve Schultz said Friday that about 1,000 of his company's customers - many in the Mauston area - lost power at the height of the storm but power had been restored to all no later than Thursday morning.



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I would like to personally thank the men who went out and got our power back on even though it took time. Thank You!