Power outage impacts thousands in La Crosse, Onalaska

Thousands of people are without power in the La Crosse and Onalaska area.

According to Xcel Energy, reports of power outages started coming in around 5 p.m. Representatives for the electrical company said about 4,800 customers are affected by the outages.

Crews have been sent to the area to fix the cause of the outage.

Traffic lights near the mall are not working. News 8 saw traffic backed up around the area.

This is a developing story. We will have more information when it becomes available.

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