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'A multi-day event': Thousands of Wisconsin residents without power, according to We Energies

Posted at 7:27 PM, Aug 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 21:20:31-04

Thousands of Wisconsin residents are without power as severe storms moved through the area.

According to the We Energies Power Outage map, more than 31,000 customers were without power throughout the state as of 8:20 p.m. Thursday.

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The company says this is the largest mass restoration effort in their history.


We Energies president Tom Metcalfe said during a press conference Thursday afternoon, that since Tuesday night, they have restored about 175,000 customers out of a total of 225,000 customers impacted by the storms.

He said they are now moving to a new phase of recovery, after restoring power to their main feeders, or main branch lines, that support the distribution network. The focus now is on "hand on hand combat" - one customer at a time, Metcalfe said.

Metcalfe expects by midnight Thursday, they will have restored power to about 200,000 customers , leaving 25,000 customers without power. By mid day on Saturday, everyone should have power back on, according to Metcalfe.

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