MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We Energies says its crews have restored power to more than 48,000 customers following destructive thunderstorms that struck the Fox Valley of eastern Wisconsin this weekend.
But the Milwaukee-based utility says around 56,000 customers were still without power as of Sunday morning. It says crews from Wisconsin and neighboring states will continue to work around the clock until all customers have been restored.
Over 700 wires were down, 50 power poles snapped and broken, and over 600 trees or branches had fallen into the company's equipment. The company planned to clear those hazards, then start restoring power.
On the positive side, Saturday's storms broke the heatwave in Wisconsin, with Sunday highs forecast in the upper 70s and low 80s under partly to mostly sunny skies.