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Severe Thunderstorms Leave More Than 60K Without Power

Outages Caused By Sunday Storms Most Severe In Southeastern And Central Wisconsin

David DeHetre (CC-BY)

The lights went off for more than 60,000 Wisconsin power customers Sunday as spring storms rocked multiple parts of the state. The outages were most severe in the southeast and central regions. We Energies, which serves southeastern Wisconsin, was reporting 1,500 homes still without power as of midafternoon Monday.

Kerry Spees, a spokesperon with Wisconsin Public Service, the electricity provider for central Wisconsin, said crews worked through the night to restore power to nearly 30,000 customers.

“We still have about 500 customers out in the Wausau area, but we are bringing back a bunch of crews back that had to go on mandatory rest periods so the pace of restoration should pick up,” he said.

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Spees said that while last nights power outages were severe, its not surprising for a Wisconsin summer.