Power outage to Racine, Mount Pleasant customers caused by tree limb

2012-04-16T12:26:00Z 2012-04-17T11:08:24Z Power outage to Racine, Mount Pleasant customers caused by tree limbKRISTEN ZAMBO kristen.zambo@journaltimes.com Journal Times

RACINE COUNTY — After slightly more than two hours, power was restored at 12:05 p.m. Monday to about 900 customers in Mount Pleasant and Racine after a broken tree limb landed on power lines, causing the outage, according to We Energies.

Power company spokesman Brian Manthey said the power was knocked out at 10 a.m. when the tree limb landed on power lines on Markridge Circle. That caused a fuse to blow, he explained.

The outage generally affected customers in an area of Mount Pleasant and Racine that is bounded by Green Bay Road on the west, Mount Pleasant Street on the east, Riverbend Drive on the north and Shirley Avenue on the south, Manthey said.

The outage is considered storm-related, he said.

That pocket of about 900 customers was part of the only outage still remaining by noon, Manthey said, after about 12,000 customers lost power between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning in southeastern Wisconsin. Those numbers included customers not only in Racine County, but Milwaukee County and the Wauwatosa area, as well, he said.

A pocket of 15 customers remained without power just after 1:30 p.m. Monday in Yorkville, Manthey said.

Powerful storms moved through the Midwest, including southern Wisconsin, on Sunday night. On the heels of those thunderstorms, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Racine and Kenosha areas from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

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