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Storms knock power out in area, closes Highway 57

A line of thunderstorms rolled through Door and Kewaunee counties Thursday afternoon and caused power outages in certain areas.  As of 3:30 pm, Wisconsin Public Service reported that over 1500 customers are affected, including over 1000 in Sevastopol.  The northbound lane on Highway 57 was closed off around 3 p.m. between the Highway 42 junction north of Sturgeon Bay and County P in Institute with the report of power lines being down from a large tree limb falling near the Institute Saloon and St. Peter & Paul Church.  



Highway 57 was reopened for traffic shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday. 


Other areas impacted by power outages include Jacksonport with 374, and Egg Harbor with 18 residents without power.  Power is expected to be restored for the 1155 customers in Sevastopol by 9 p.m., according to the WPS Outage Map.

In Kewaunee County, 237 WPS customers were impacted in Montpelier, 50 in Carlton, and 16 in Luxemburg.  We will have more details and updates when information becomes available.



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