WISCONSIN — 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.
The power outages affected about 6,000 customers in southeastern Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee area, which was under an excessive heat warning.
In a statement Saturday night, We Energies says they’ve restored power to more than 33,000 customers and will be working nonstop to address the extensive damage. Customers in the Fox Valley may be without power for multiple days. The extent of the damage has been so severe that it will require us to rebuild parts of our network.
Customers can call to report downed lines/poles at 800-662-4797, wait times may be longer than normal.
Statewide, roughly 140,000 customers were without power Saturday.