WPS: Storm caused 'worst damage to our networks' in 20 years

  • WPS: Storm caused 'worst damage to our networks' in 20 years

WPS: Storm caused 'worst damage to our networks' in 20 years

At one point in time, more than 200,000 residents were without power. Approximately 96,000 WPS and 51,000 We Energies customers have been restored since Friday. This totals to be around 129,000 people still in the dark.

"As an indication of the ferocity of these storms, the same lines knocked out power to more than a half-million customers in MI this weekend", the email stated.

According to We Energies the extent of damage was so severe that parts of their network will have to be rebuilt. Now, officials say it could be "multiple days" before some customers get their power back on.

We Energies has requested assistance from other utilities in the Midwest.