UPDATED: Most Power Restored in Menomonee Falls

Weather is likely to blame for outages affecting more than 4,100 homes and businesses in Waukesha County.

Updated at 5:45 a.m. Friday

More than 400 We Energies customers in Menomonee Falls were without power Thursday night after a winter storm hit Waukesha County.

By 5:45 a.m. Friday, however, almost all of those homes and businesses had their power restored as We Energies reported less than 30 customers in Falls without electricity.

As of 6:30 p.m., We Energies reported that there were 2,800 homes and businesses without power, including 1,100 in the city of Waukesha; 900 in the Town of Lisbon; 145 in Lannon; and about 100 in Sussex.

The cause of the power failures are under investigation, but it appears to be weather related.

Overall in Wisconsin, more than 16,000 customers were without power as of 5:45 a.m. Friday, including 4,100 in Milwaukee County; 4,100 in Waukesha County;  3,400 in Dodge County; and 2,300 in Washington County.

More than 2,300 customers are without power in New Berlin alone.

Thursday's storm, the first of the season, dumped up to 18 inches of snow in parts of the state and about 6 inches in Menomonee Falls.

For the latest on the storm, check out Patch's live blog.


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