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UPDATE: Storm knocks down power lines, leads to outages

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- The Sun Prairie Police Department says part of Highway 19 won't be open until at least 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The update Wednesday morning urges drivers to avoid Windsor Street, which is Highway 19 at Grand Avenue. The intersection will be closed until 6:00 p.m.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) - Emergency personnel have been working throughout the night to repair power outages across the area.

The Sun Prairie Police Department says the eastbound lanes are open near County Road C, but the westbound lanes will remain shut down Wednesday morning. Power lines came down into the road after a strong storm swept through parts of southern Wisconsin.

As of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, We Energies still has about 23 outages in Dane County, 61 outages in Dodge County and 302 outages in Jefferson County.

Alliant Energy is still reporting about 58 people are without power in Dane County and only 2 people in Columbus County.

MG&E is not reporting any customers with power outages Wednesday morning.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- The westbound lanes of Highway 19 in Sun Prairie will stay closed until at least Wednesday afternoon.

The Sun Prairie Police Department says the eastbound lanes are open near County Road C, but the westbound lanes will remain shut down Wednesday morning. Power lines came down into the road after a strong storm swept through parts of southern Wisconsin.

Some people and business still don't have power. As of 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, all MG&E customers were back online. Alliant still had some power outages in Dane County. About 58 customers are affected.

We Energies still has outages; about 22 customers are affected in Dane County, 866 in Dodge County, and 1,222 in Jefferson County.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- A strong storm swept through southern Wisconsin, knocking over power lines and leading to outages.

Sun Prairie was one area that was hit hard. At least three power poles were leaning at 45 degree angles at the intersection of Highway 19 and County Road C. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, the westbound lanes of Hwy. 19 were closed.

The state Department of Transportation says part of Highway 73 north of Marshall was also closed because of wires on the ground. It reopened just before 10 p.m.

Marshall also had plenty of downed tree branches.

Thousands of people lost power in Dane, Dodge and Jefferson counties.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, Madison Gas and Electric had about 36 customers without power. Alliant Energy had about 1,600 customers out in Dane County. We Energies had about 165 active outages, which affected nearly 14,000 customers in southeast Wisconsin. That included about 775 customers in Dane County, 3,700 customers in Dodge County and about 2,300 in Jefferson County.

At this point, there are no reports of any injuries.

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