Storm brings outages around Milwaukee area.
Updated 9 p.m.: A brief downpour caused some issues in Shorewood Friday afternoon, knocking out power for some 1,600 homes. Power was restored to most homes a little after 4 p.m., after more than an hour of downtime. Roughly 100 homes remained without power. Shortly thereafter, power was restored to all Shorewood homes. The cause of the outage for the majority of homes occurred when tree branches surrounding two wires in the 4200 block of North Murray Avenue forced wires to touch each other, according to We Energies. And earlier report of a blown transformer proved false. Original story: About 1,600 customers in Shorewood are without power after thunderstorms rolled through Friday afternoon. According to the We Energies outage map, the …
Earlier this morning, more than 1,000 had no electricity.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
The thunderstorms that swept through the area knocked out power to more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the North Shore early Monday morning but by 9:30 a.m. most electricity had been restored. We Energies spokesman Barry McNulty said the strong winds and lightning caused the power outages beginning after 6 a.m. As of 7:30 a.m., there were 564 We Energies customers without power in Whitefish Bay, 355 in Brown Deer, 76 in Bayside, 66 in Shorewood and 12 in Fox Point. Two hours later, however, less than two dozen outages were reported in Whitefish Bay. And there was just one customer without power in Bayside and one in Brown Deer. While power has been restored to most homes in Shorewood, police have set up four-way stops at intersections …