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All We Energies customers get power back in southeast Wisconsin

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All We Energies customers get power back in southeast Wisconsin

By the WTMJ News Team. CREATED Apr 16, 2012 - UPDATED: Apr 16, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Windy weather and damaged trees have brought about new power outages Monday morning in Wauwatosa and Mt. Pleasant, Wis.

As of 9:38 p.m., all We Energies customers had their power back on-line after Monday's windy conditions.

Spokeswoman Cathy Schulze tells Newsradio 620 WTMJ that about 2,300 customers had been affected by damage affecting trees in the area of North 84th Street and West North Avenue.

Lots of businesses had lost power.  There were also smaller outages reported on Milwaukee's north side and in West Allis.

On Monday, We Energies said that about 18,000 customers in southeastern Wisconsin had lost power due to wind and storms that came through the Milwaukee area.

The outages were scattered across the entire area of southeastern Wisconsin.

Spokesman Barry McNulty told Newsradio 620 WTMJ that the cause for the issues leading to the power outages was "the high winds that we experienced overnight.  We have a wind advisory going forward this morning.  That's really been the biggest challenge overnight."

Those winds brought about both downed lines and trees falling into lines.

Winds were expected to top out at about 45 miles per hour on Monday, making the restoration of power much more challenging and dangerous for crews using cherry pickers.