7/1 Monday Night Storms Cause Minor Damages and Power Loss

Storms that ravaged their way through south eastern Wisconsin Monday night caused thousands of power outages and hundreds of downed trees. WE Energies spokesperson Jessica Williams told WBKV News that at one point over 115,000 customers were without power. As of ten am, over 90,000 customers had their power restored.  The damages and loss of power in Washington County was not as severe. According to Lieutenant Martin Schulteiss of the Washington County Shdriff’s Department, as the rain moved through the county, the dispatch center had over 30 calls of trees down and several wires down. WE energies was called to clear the lines down that were reported primarily in the Townships of Erin, Polk, Jackson,  and the Village of Richfield. County workers were called in to clear the trees down.  Wiliamson said that the We Energies website that maps power outages showed Germantown, Jackson and Richfield were the areas in the county hardest hit with power outages between 6:30-7:30 p.m.
In Germantown, two outages put more than 3,700 people in the dark; in Richfield, 25 reports of lines down cut power to more than 2,700 and 1,424 customers were affected by a half dozen outages in Jackson.
West Bend, Kewaskum and Newburg all had scattered outages affecting fewer than 100 We Energies customers. Williamson said that as of ten o clock this morning, only one customer was still out of power.
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