We Energies restores power to 16K customers after high winds blow through SE Wisconsin

MADISON — High winds knocked out power to thousands of people throughout Wisconsin.

We Energies revealed in a news release that its crews worked through the night and into the morning to restore power to 16,000 customers.

CLICK HERE to view the We Energies Outage Map

Wisconsin Public Service says the outages impacted nearly 24,000 customers in Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Brown, Vilas and Portage counties. About 3,700 customers in Tomahawk and nearly 3,400 in Wausau are without service Wednesday morning.

Xcel Energy says about 2,400 of its customers lost power.

The National Weather Service says a wind gust of 55 mph was measured at the Rhinelander Airport Wednesday morning.

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