Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) crews continue to repair widespread power outages following Tuesday night’s severe thunderstorms. WPS has restored power to approximately 43,000 customers since the damaging storms moved through.

WPS expects 95% of its customers who lost power Tuesday night, May 21, will have it restored by the end of Wednesday, May 22. The company expects customers in the hardest-hit areas will have power restored or their outage assigned to a crew by Thursday afternoon, May 23.

WPS crews are finding significant damage — including broken utility poles, downed power lines and trees that have fallen onto electric equipment — as they have worked to restore power to customers.

All available crews will continue working around the clock to repair the remaining power outages as quickly and safely as possible. WPS also has brought in outside contract crews to assist in making repairs.

Customers without power can receive the latest information about their outage on the WPS app or the online outage map at wisconsinpublicservice.com. Customers also can sign up for outage alerts to have updates sent to them.