21,000 We Energies customers lose power Wed.

Posted at 3:32 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 23:34:36-04

MILWAUKEE -- More than 21,000 We Energies customers lost power Wednesday as high winds swept through southeastern Wisconsin, according to the company's outage map.

As of 10:30 p.m., the total number of outages in southeastern Wisconsin numbered 3,922. The biggest outages at that time were in Milwaukee (2,476 outages) and Waukesha (592) Counties.

Downed trees caused many of the outages, and the power company warned on Twitter to stay away if you see one:

Strong winds are expected to continue throughout the day Wednesday. Stay on top of it by checking the latest Storm Team 4Cast.