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Over 200 miles of power lines to be buried in Vilas, Oneida

WPS project
to improve
rural service

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Maybe, just maybe, fewer North Woods residents will lose electrical power the next time a wind or ice storm raises havoc in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties.

That’s because Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS)  received approval Friday from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for a five-year, $220 million system modernization and reliability project to convert more than 1,000 miles of overhead electric distribution lines to underground.

Vilas and Oneida counties, a heavily forested

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:23 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:09 PM

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