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UPDATE: 1,300 still without power Saturday morning; Red Cross shelter closes

Published On: Sep 02 2011 09:11:39 PM CDT

LA CROSSE, Wis.-- The Scenic Bluffs chapter of the American Red Cross opened a shelter at Central High School in La Crosse Friday night, but it closed at midnight after no one needed assistance.  They were responding to the needs of residents affected by the power outages from Friday morning's severe thunderstorms.

As of 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, Xcel Energy reports there are still more than 1,300 customers without power, primarily in the La Crosse, Coon Valley, Stoddard and Chaseburg areas.  Xcel says crews will continue to work throughout the day and customers can expect to have power restored by 6:00 p.m. Saturday night.


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