Wisconsin Weather Power

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Thousands of people around eastern Wisconsin are still without power this morning after a line of severe storms swept through the state.

We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey says about 35-thousand people lost power yesterday and overnight in southeastern Milwaukee. Crews had restored power to all but about two and a-half thousand customers by this morning.

Todd Steffen is a spokesman with Wisconsin Public Service, which serves much of northeastern Wisconsin. He didn't know immediately how many people lost power because of the storm, but about five-thousand remained without service at midday.

W-P-S says the hardest hit regions were the Wausaukee and Wabeno areas in Forest, Marinette and northern Oconto counties. Winds tore down trees, taking power lines with them.

Chris Ouellette is a spokeswoman with Xcel Energy, which serves northwestern Wisconsin. She says about five-thousand customers in Saint Croix Falls, Ashland, Hudson and Hayward lost power, but service has been restored.

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