Waukesha County faced thousands of outages after Wednesday's storms
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DELAFIELD- We Energies crews are cutting through storm damage Thursday to restore power to about 200 customers in Waukesha County.
Spokeswoman Cathy Schulze told Newsradio 620 WTMJ that the major outages were reported western Waukesha County, including areas such as Delafield, Pewaukee and Summit.
At one point, more than 19,000 customers lost their power during the overnight storms.
"We've seen tree limbs come down, a lot of power lines brought down, and our crews are out there working to repair some of that damage and get the remaining customers restored," said Schulze.
She says that some people have had to wait longer than usual, because, "sometimes we have to get forestry crews out there to assist, as well as line crews to re-string the wires, so some of those jobs can take a little bit longer depending upon the extent of the damage."
Schulze explained that the time that people will get power restored may have to do with whether they live in an area with a lot of customers who have lost power.
If they do, they may find power coming back more quickly than if they live in an area of more isolated outages.
"We're going to try to work to restore that outage and get the most amount of customers back on as soon as we can. Then towards the end of the restoration effort, we'll get to some of those smaller outages."