Update: Power Restored to Most of Waukesha

Weather is likely to blame for outages affecting customers in Waukesha County.

9:15 p.m. Thursday: Less than 10 people remain without power after WE Energies restored power to more than 1,000 customers in Waukesha.

6:45 p.m. Thursday: More than 1,000 We Energies customers in Waukesha were without power Thursday night after a winter storm hit Waukesha County.

As of 6 p.m., We Energies reported that power outages had affected about 1,140 customers north of East Main Street near Manhattan Drive.

The cause of the power failure is under investigation, but it appears to be weather related. A spokesman for We Energies could not be reached for comment Thursday night.

Overall in Wisconsin, more than 12,000 customers were without power as of 6:30 p.m., including 3,300 in Jefferson County; 1,700 in Waupaca County; 2,800 in Waukesha County; and 1,500 in Dodge County. About 1,000 customers are without power in the Sussex area.

Thursday's storm, the first of the season, dumped up to 18 inches of snow in parts of the state.

For the latest on the storm, check out Patch's live blog.


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