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WPS and WE Energies: customers could be without power for multiple days
MILWAUKEE - Some Wisconsin residents were cleaning up from a round of heavy wind and rain while others braced for more severe weather as storms moved through the state.

As of Saturday afternoon, about 110,000 customers were without power, according to information from Wisconsin Public Service and We Energies. Information from We Energies' website shows the bulk of those " more than 69,000 customers " were in the Green Bay area.

The power outages affected about 6,000 customers in southeastern Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee area, which was under an excessive heat warning until Saturday night. The cities of Milwaukee and Waukesha posted a list of cooling sites online, where residents could go to stay safe in the intense heat.

Meanwhile, residents in western Wisconsin were cleaning up after Friday's storms downed several trees and power lines and damaged buildings.
We Energies says weekend storms have caused so much damage to its network in the Fox Valley area that customers could be without power for multiple days.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, more than 70,000 We Energies customers were without power in Green Bay and the surrounding area after storms moved through the area on Friday and Saturday.

In a statement Saturday afternoon, We Energies says the extent of the damage will require the utility company to rebuild parts of its network. The utility has asked for assistance from other utilities in the Midwest to help get power restored.

Statewide, roughly 140,000 customers remained without power Saturday.

Story By: Associated Press


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