Power outages across Wisconsin as storms hit

UPDATE (WKOW) — Power has been restored to hundreds of customers in the Madison area, according to MG&E, but there are still more than 21,000 Alliant Energy customers without power in Wisconsin as of about 8 p.m.

Areas most impacted are farther north, including Wood, Portage and Waupaca counties, where thousands are still in the dark.

Meanwhile, We Energies crews say it could be days before power is fully restored in the Fox Valley and Green Bay area, where more than 100,000 were without power Saturday afternoon.

We Energies officials say they have to rebuild part of the company’s network and they’re asking other utilities in the Midwest to help get power restored, according to the Associated Press.

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UPDATE (WKOW) —  A second round of storms is causing continued power outages throughout southern Wisconsin.

According to Alliant Energy’s outage map, as of 2:30 p.m., there are nearly 500 without power in Grant County and about 200 in the dark in the Crawford County area. There are roughly 200 outages in Iowa County and nearly 200 outages in Sauk County.

Madison Gas & Electric started reporting outages shortly after 2:30. There are about 500 without power in the Madison area.

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WISCONSIN (WKOW) — As storms start to hit Wisconsin this afternoon, the number of people without power is beginning to rise.

Currently, Wisconsin Public Service is reporting over 30,000 people are without power due to the severe weather happening.

As of noon today, Wisconsin Public Service said Portage County had roughly 9,700 people without power and Marinette County was at about 7,700 people without power.

Waupaca County has about 4,731 people in the dark, according to Wisconsin Public Service.

Alliant Energy is reporting Wood County has about 4,500 customers in the dark and Green Lake County has around 500 people without power.

Alliant Energy is also saying Waushara County has 900 people without power.

Stay tuned to 27 news for more information. 

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