Progress Made in Restoring Fox Valley Power

Progress Made in Restoring Fox Valley Power

By Associated Press. CREATED Aug 8, 2013

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Power has been restored to more than half of the utility customers who lost service when two tornadoes and destructive winds hit central and northeastern Wisconsin.

More than 70,000 people were without electricity at the peak of the storms overnight Tuesday. About 28,000 We Energies customers and approximately 1,000 Wisconsin Public Service Corp. customers remained without service Thursday morning.

Thunderstorms packing winds of more than 100 mph and two tornadoes caused at least one weather-related fatality, destroyed a church, barns and other buildings.

Gov. Scott Walker is touring the damage Thursday morning. He plans to hold a news conference outside a New London church that was destroyed when a tornado struck.