power outage

A contractor who struck an underground cable late Tuesday morning knocked out power to approximately 550 customers in Mount Pleasant. The situation affected the intersection of Highway 20 and Sunnyslope Drive, shown here. The Kwik Trip at that intersection was affected, as without power motorists were unable to pump gas.

RACINE COUNTY — Electricity has been restored in Mount Pleasant.

Power went out for 550 We Energies customers in Racine County, most of them in Mount Pleasant, on Tuesday morning when a contractor struck an underground cable.

The outage occurred at about 10:35 a.m.

A We Energies spokeswoman said just over 540 utility customers in Mount Pleasant lost power.

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The outage included the section of Highway 20 at the intersection with Sunnyslope Drive, which shut off the traffic signals there.

The Kwik Trip at that intersection also was affected, as without power its gas pumps did not function during the outage.

Power was restored at about 12:15 p.m.

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Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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