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Power to be restored for at least 98% of We Energies customers Friday

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Posted at 9:17 AM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 14:22:08-04

MILWAUKEE — We Energies said Friday that they expect to restore power to at least 98% of customers by midnight Friday.

Severe storms Tuesday left many in the dark for days after power lines and trees were downed by strong winds and heavy rains.

President of We Energies, Tom Metcalfe, said at least 223,000 customers lost power as a result of the storm.

Close to 1,000 crew members have been working tirelessly through extreme heat to restore power to customers across the area, some working for 16 hours at a time. They've restored power for over 214,000 customers so far.

Around 18,000 customers were still without power around 9 a.m.

The company says by noon Saturday, they will have restored, or crews will be working on, all customers capable of receiving service impacted by Tuesday’s storms.

You can view the most recent outages here.

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