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UPDATE: Power restored to thousands in Milwaukee

Updated: 6:37 a.m. on January 22

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Power has been restored to many across the area. WE Energies reports 400 people in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties are still without power.

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Posted: 5:49 a.m. on January 22

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – More than 4,000 people are without power Monday morning in Milwaukee.

WE Energies says the outages are due to several utility pole fires. The first reports of outages came in around 4 a.m. According to WE Energies, crews are working on the poles in order to restore power.

The company says pole fires can occur when there is high humidity, fog, misty rain or light snow at times when nearby roads are salt covered. WE Energies says the combination conducts enough electricity to start a fire. 

For the latest updates, check the WE Energies outage map.

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