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More than 12,000 people without power in Wisconsin

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 14:40:59-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms continued to move through southeast Wisconsin on Friday, leaving thousands without power.

As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, more than 12,000 people were still without power, according to We Energies.

More than 1,600 people were without power in Waukesha. More than 1,100 people were without power in Delafield, and more than 1,300 people were without power in New Berlin. About 1,200 people were without power in Oconomowoc.

On Thursday, storms that moved through the state snapped trees, downed power lines and sent attendees at summer festivals scrambling for cover.

The Country USA music festival in Oshkosh was evacuated and suspended Thursday afternoon, as festival organizers said tents would not be safe in high winds. Visitors at Milwaukee's Summerfest also ran for cover.

There were reports of toppled trees across the state, and some buildings were damaged when trees fell on them.

Carroll University in Waukesha canceled Thursday evening classes due to tree damage and downed power lines down on campus.