4,800 We Energies Customers Out of Power

Archived Content

  • Print

MILWAUKEE - A We Energies spokesman said that as of around 9 Tuesday evening, 4,800 customers have lost power as a result of the wind storm in SE Wisconsin.

That's down from as high as 16,000 at one point during the day.

Spokesman Brian Manthey says restoring the lights is a chase.  As soon as some outages are restored, others come in.  So at this point, they're winning the fight.

There is one bigger outage in Waukesha County, but other than that, Manthey says the outages are scattered, 100 here, 100 there.  That's actually bad news because it will take longer for crews to get all the lights back on.

Related Content:
Tornado Reportedly Touches Down in Sturtevant
Storm Damage at Case Corporation
Power Outages in SE Wisconsin
Photos: Tuesday Storm Damage
Rain Falls Sideways in Waukesha
Preparing for Expected Worst Wind Storm in 12 Years
Traffic Danger Expected in High Wind Storm
People Asked To Put Away Garbage Carts, Outdoor Items Before Storm

Mitchell International Readied for Storm

One of the biggest problems for crews restoring the lights has been debris blowing around.

Manthey reminds people to stay away from downed power lines.  You can get eletrocuted simply by getting near it.

To report an outage: call 1-800-662-4797.

Click Here for more information from We Energies.