About 790 We Energies customers remained without power Tuesday afternoon, with crews working to restore power for nearly all of them by 11 p.m. Wednesday, We Energies spokesman Barry McNulty said.
"We're throwing everything we can toward it," McNulty said.
With 27,000 customers still without power in its coverage area, which includes Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, McNulty said the company is drawing on resources from other utilities to work more quickly.
Wind speeds of about 70 miles per hour snapped countless trees and limbs last night, bringing down power lines and leaving 120,000 We Energies customers without power. As the utility works to restore power, McNulty said they are still getting some calls about new outages, as weakened tree branches settle and give out.
McNulty warned residents to leave downed wires where they are and stay at least 25 feet away from them. If you think a wire is dangerous, call (800) 662-4797 to report it.
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