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Wisconsin Public Service working to restore power after heavy storms hit northern Wisconsin

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Wisconsin Public Service Corp. says it expects to restore power to all its northern Wisconsin customers by Saturday night.

PHOTO: A road between Ephriam and Fish Creek, Wis., washed out by flash flooding from heavy rains is blocked off to traffic Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 on the Door County Penninsula. A utility spokesman said nearly 50,000 customers were without electricity at one point after storms and high wind toppled trees, utility poles and power lines. (AP Photo/Door County Advocate,  Samantha Hernandez)
A road between Ephriam and Fish Creek, Wis., washed out by flash flooding from heavy rains is blocked off to traffic Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 on the Door County Penninsula. A utility spokesman said nearly 50,000 customers were without electricity at one point after storms and high wind toppled trees, utility poles and power lines. (AP Photo/Door County Advocate, Samantha Hernandez)

WPS says around 1,300 customers were still without power by midday Saturday, down from a peak of about 50,000 as storms packing winds up to 70 mph toppled trees, utility poles and power lines Thursday and Friday.

WBAY-TV (http://bit.ly/ZcIv3o ) reports the utility has deployed more than 400 crews and contractors working to restore power.

The National Weather Service says as much as 5 to 7 inches of rain has fallen over the past week across northern Wisconsin. It's reporting street flooding Saturday in the Hayward area of northwestern Wisconsin due to creeks and streams that are swollen with runoff.

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