Update: Power restored to 29,000 We Energies customers after severe storms, additional crews brought in

Updated: 10:05 p.m. July 1, 2018

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- We Energies says they have restored power to over 29,000 customers since 1 p.m. Sunday. They are bringing in additional crews to address to outages and will work around the clock.

As of 10 p.m. just over 9,000 customers were still without power with the highest concentration in Milwaukee County where about 6,700 people were without power.


Updated: 8:25 p.m. July 1, 2018

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Power has been restored to about 10,000 people in southeast Wisconsin after Sunday's storms. As of 8:30 p.m. power to just under 15,000 customers is still out.

We-Energies posted the following statement to their website:

"We are assessing damage and assembling crews to respond to outages from the storms that caused damage in the Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha and Menomonee Falls areas. We appreciate your patience as our crews work safely and quickly to restore power."


Posted: 6:30 p.m. July 1, 2018

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Thousands of We Energies customers are without power after severe storms rolled through southeast Wisconsin. 

As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday over 25,000 customers are out of service. 

Over 13,000 customers in Milwaukee County are without power and over 4,000 without it in Racine County.

We Energies says most of the outages have been cause by high wind either blowing over poles or forcing tree branches on to lines. Wind gusts with Sunday afternoon storms reached 60 mph with numerous reports of trees down around the state.

To track the outages and see progress click here.

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