Power Outage In and Around Ladysmith

posted Jan 2, 2019, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
Thousands of people in and around Ladysmith were without power for over 5 hours yesterday. 

According to the Rusk County sheriff’s office, the department was also without power, which cut off the 9-1-1 emergency response system. 

The outage started around noon with over 4000 people being affected. 

Xcel Energy says the outage was caused by a piece of equipment at a substation that failed, and power was restored to most residents by 6pm.