Power outages impact La Crosse, Stoddard residents

Power was out for about 34 minutes

Power outages impact La Crosse,...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A power outage in the La Crosse area may have affected your drive home from work Wednesday night.

The outage began at 7:50 in the morning. According to XCel Energy, the outage affected both La Crosse and Stoddard, as well as some surrounding communities. A substation on the south side of La Crosse went down, leaving 11,290 people without power for about 34 minutes.

However, traffic lights at the intersection of West Avenue and Jackson Street were out until about 4:40 Wednesday afternoon. The La Crosse Police Department put up four-way stop signs at the intersection.

The cause of the substation failure is under investigation.

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