Multiple power outages in Onalaska shut down some businesses and traffic lights for more than an hour on Wednesday, during the morning rush.
Electricity was out in a large area near Valley View Mall, along Highway 16 and going west to Theater Road. Mayo’s Onalaska clinic, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart were among the business buildings affected.
The outages were reported around 7:30 a.m., but power was back on in some areas by 8:30.
The state patrol responded to at least one accident on 16, near the landfill entrance. At the peak of the outage, around 13-hundred customers were without electricity. That number was down to 300 by 10 a.m.
The cause of the outage is still being investigated.