Efforts to repair the cable were slowed somewhat because it was located underground, making it difficult to pinpoint where the problem occurred.
Updated at 5:15 p.m. Saturday Hundreds of Shorewood homes and businesses were without power for a little more than an hour Saturday, but electricity had been restored throughout the village by 5:15 p.m. When the power was first knocked out shortly before 4 p.m. because of a malfunctioning underground cable, more than 1,800 homes and businesses were affected. By 5 p.m., about 700 We Energies customers in Shorewood remained without power. The area affected was near East Olive Street and North Maryland Avenue. Efforts to repair the cable were slowed somewhat because it was located underground, making it difficult to pinpoint where the problem occurred, a We Energies spokeswoman said.
No one was harmed when severe winds rolled through Shorewood and uprooted a tree, which came crashing down onto a home in the 2000 block of East Beverly Road Tuesday afternoon. The storm also knocked out power for roughly 900 homes.
Windy conditions rolled through Shorewood Tuesday afternoon, causing more than just area power outages. In the 2000 block of East Beverly Road, a tree was uprooted and crashed into a home. David Freund and his family were in the home Skyping with other family members when the tree came crashing down. "We actually turned the laptop to show them how much the wind was blowing the tree, and next thing we knew," he said. Freund and his family were unharmed and the tree caused only minor damage to the home's gutters and a porch railing. Shorewood Department of Public Works crews were on the scene dismantling the tree and throwing it into a wood chipper. The wind also knocked out power for roughly 900 in Shorewood, 2,633 in Whitefish Bay, 400 in …