UPDATE: Power lines snap in Kenosha County due to cold, service restored to customers
Updated: 11:36 a.m. on January 30, 2019
KENOSHA COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Power was restored to around 1,500 people in Kenosha County Wednesday morning following an outage.
According to We Energies, the cold weather caused power lines to snap near Green Bay Rd. and County Highway JR.
The company said it worked to get power back on as soon as possible.
More than a dozen workers helped clean up debris from the incident. We Energies said final repairs will be completed once the weather gets better because the conditions are too dangerous for crews.
"They're out here working hard obviously in these conditions," We Energies representative Brendan Conway said. "They're up on bucket trucks, they're up in really deep snow as you can see. It's really, really bad."
Conway said people should always make sure to have blankets and flashlights in their homes in case of an outage.
Posted: 7:50 a.m. on January 30, 2019
SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN (CBS 58) – More than 2,000 people were without power in southeastern Wisconsin Wednesday morning.
We Energies says crews are working to fix the problems.
The latest outages can be seen on the We Energies Outage Map.