More than 120,000 lose power after Monday night storms

CREATED Jun 30, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 2, 2014

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UPDATE - As of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, We Energies reported that just under 5,000 customers were still without power.

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MILWAUKEE - It's been more than 24 hours since the lights went out in some parts of Milwaukee after Monday's violent storm.

Strong winds and heavy rain downed trees and power poles throwing around 120,000 We Energies customers in the dark. 
 
A complete restoration of service isn't expected until Wednesday night.
 
Machella Smith lives near 38th and Keefe. She said she's been suffering in hot and sweltering conditions inside her home.
 
Utility officials told her service where she lives likely won't come back on until mid-week.
 
"They said the approximate time for our community was Wednesday at 11:00 pm." Smith said.
 
A spokesperson for We Energies says they've brought in crews from all over Wisconsin.
 
The utility company said they haven't had as big an outage for about a decade.
 
More than 95,000 customers have had power restored as of Tuesday afternoon.