Local residents wake up to debris and power outages after powerful storms

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by Shakara Robinson

WAUKESHA -- Residents in southeastern Wisconsin are waking up to trees and branches scattered throughout their neighborhood after a powerful storm blew through the area Monday night, packing heavy winds and rain. 

WE Energies crews are also working to restore power to thousands of customers in the area in what a spokesperson says is one of the most extensive power outages caused by a storm since 2005.

Tuesdays sunrise revealed tall trees that had been completed uprooted by winds gusts and straight line winds as fast as 70 m.p.h., tossed about local yards like toothpicks.

Several tree branches and limbs are also scattered throughout local streets and yards.

WE Energies says its crews are working as quickly as possible to restore power to its customers, and also ask residents for patience.

In many cases, debris must be cleared from an area or from power lines or other equipment before crews can get close enough to make repairs. 

No injuries have been reported due to the storm.

Stay tuned to CBS 58 News for updates. 

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