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About 4,000 homes without power on Racine's north side

About 4,000 homes without power on Racine's north side

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Power Outage in 2015

A We Energies employee inspects a snapped power utility pole near the intersection of Durand and Kearney avenues on Thursday afternoon in 2015 after a fire was reported at the top of the pole. Traffic was shut down in both directions as the scene was tended to by authorities and repair workers.

RACINE — About 4,000 homes are being affected by a power outage this afternoon on Racine's north side, according to We Energies.

The outage was first reported at around 2:40 p.m., said Amy Johns, a communications representative from We Energies. 

Geographical locations affected include Frontier Drive to the north, Michigan Boulevard to the east, St. Patrick Street to the south and Settler Drive to the west. 

Tiny homes, big ambition: To make a dent in LA's homeless numbers. L.A. has a massive homeless problem by any stretch. Last year, 66,436 on the streets in L.A. County and 41,290 in the city. The count this year was delayed due to COVID, but the pandemic is expected to have led to a huge surge. In fact, forecasts expect the numbers to skyrocket by 86% over the next four years. Which is why a judge has now ordered the city to house every single homeless person on Skid Row the infamous street in Downtown L.A. where thousands sleep on the sidewalk. That's got to be done by October, and officials have to find a billion dollars to pay for it within the next sixty days.

Jahns said the issue seems to be with a piece of equipment. Crews are on site performing an investigation. There is no estimate as to when power will be restored. 

"We appreciate our customers' patience," Jahns said. "We know how frustrating it is to be without power. We are doing our best to get power restored as quickly and as safely as we can." 


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