Fires at two Madison electrical substations are preventing people in Door and Kewaunee counties from getting copies of marriage licenses, death certificates or other vital records. The fires knocked out electricity to 11,000 customers including state government offices. Mary Leist, Door County's Chief Deputy Register of Deeds says her office has been informed that access to vital records won't be available until Monday at the earliest.
Electricity has been restored to state government buildings. Wisconsin's Department of Transportation, however, says DMV Customer Service Centers are not able to issue driver license/IDs at this time. That's because the DMV’s federally required verification system remains disconnected from branch offices.