Power out? You might have to wait awhile
Wisconsin Power & Light is dealing with power outages caused by falling trees and branches across much of southern Wisconsin, and some customers may have to wait many hours for relief.
“Crews have quickly worked to restore power to customers and will continue work this evening to restore power to as many customers as possible,” the utility said in a news release at 6 p.m. Thursday. “However, it is likely in many areas where the worst damage occurred that customers will be without power for several hours and that some customers may not be restored until tomorrow.”
“Damage assessments, repair work and crew staging have been occurring in areas stretching from Green and Iowa counties in the southwest to Fond du Lac and Green Lake counties in the northeast with Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green, Green Lake, Iowa and Rock Counties especially hard hit,” according to the release. “Contractor crews have also been called in.”
Hazardous roads are hampering the work in many places.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience in this situation,” said Diane Schuler, director of Energy Delivery Resources. “We understand how frustrating it can be to be without electric service for extended periods of time and are committed to restoring all of our customers as quickly and safely as we can.”