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Posted on: October 31, 2011

[ARCHIVED] What to Do when the Power Goes Out

In the event of a power outage, call WPS at 800-450-7240. Don’t assume a neighbor has already reported the outage, and don’t call the Dispatch Center/Police Department to report the outage. If there are downed power lines, call 911.

In the event of a power outage, City residents should call Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) at 800-450-7240. Do not assume a neighbor has already reported the outage. The City does not control power restoration, so do not call the Dispatch Center/Police Department to report the outage unless downed power lines are creating a dangerous or emergency (fire) situation. In that case, please contact the Dispatch Center by calling 911. Assume all lines are energized - do not touch or move them.

Power outage status information is available on the WPS website and you can follow #WPSstorm on Twitter. If a traffic signal is out, please notify the Police Department via the non-emergency number 715-346-1500.

If the temporary stop signs have already been put in place to control traffic, the Police Department is aware of the outage and it does not need to be reported.

We encourage you to sign up for emergency alerts using the "Notify Me" module on this website. Click the link on this page and then follow the instructions at the top of the Notify Me page. “Emergency Alerts” are listed under the “News Flash” heading. Click to select the icons for e-mail alerts and/or text message alerts. Subscribers will receive notices about emergencies declared in the City of Stevens Point.

During an emergency situation, information will be provided here on the City website, on our Facebook Page, and via our Twitter Feed.

CodeRED may also be used to provide emergency information via telephone. You can sign up for CodeRED phone notifications here.

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