Thousands without power in SW Wisconsin

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Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 5:08 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Severe storms sweeping across southwestern Wisconsin that triggered reports of tornadoes across the region and spurred up to a half-dozen simultaneous tornado warning also knocked out power for thousands throughout Wednesday evening.

Alliant Energy reported that more than 1,100 of its customers in the Dodgeville area were without power. Southwest of there, near Platteville and in Camp Douglas, over 500 customers didn’t have electricity. The power has since been restored, according to Alliant Energy.

The storm continued to blow across through the middle of the state, and over 2,300 Alliant Energy customers are still without power near Wautoma.

Hundreds of customers also reported outages in Columbia Co., the Alliant Energy Center reported, which is where the Sheriff’s Office saw many downed power lines.

Alliant Energy’s estimates for customers without power across Wisconsin and Iowa are were over 20,000 many points throughout the night.

Electricity in Madison near WMTV was impacted as well, with over 1,500 customers without power at one point, according to Madison Gas and Electric.

As of Wednesday night at 9:45 p.m., 836 MGE customers are still without service, MGE said in a press release. They added that this storm resulted in new outages and delayed progress in fixing the previous outages from Monday’s storm. However, MGE said, crews will be working overnight and throughout Thursday to fix the remaining outages.

MGE resumed working to fix outages late Thursday, and estimate that single customer outages will be restored by 12 a.m. on June 17, MGE added.

The line of damaging storms, which includes reports of significant hail, continues moving across southern Wisconsin.

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