Power restored but Utilities still cleaning up

by Emmitt B. Feldner
of The Review staff


A PLYMOUTH UTILITIES crew works to restore an electric power line at the intersection of State 67 and County S Wednesday. Power lost during the Aug. 28 storm was completely restored in 48 hours or less, but crews continue to work to repair other damage throughout the utilities system. — Review photo by Emmitt B. Feldner A PLYMOUTH UTILITIES crew works to restore an electric power line at the intersection of State 67 and County S Wednesday. Power lost during the Aug. 28 storm was completely restored in 48 hours or less, but crews continue to work to repair other damage throughout the utilities system. — Review photo by Emmitt B. Feldner PLYMOUTH – The storm is over, but the cleanup work goes on.

City Administrator/Plymouth Utilities Manager Brian Yerges updated the City Coun cil Tuesday on the Aug. 28 storm that swept through the area and its aftermath for the utilities and its customers.

“Some areas toward Cascade were hit especially hard,” Yerges said, noting that a tornado touchdown in that village was confirmed. “It was a big outage for us.”

Other power outages were reported in the Cascade, Parnell Tower and Beechwood service areas in the wake of the storm.


SCENES LIKE THIS, with fallen trees cut up for removal, can be seen in the village of Cascade and elsewhere throughout the county following the Aug. 28 storm that included a tornado touchdown in the village. — Review photo by Rodney Schroeter SCENES LIKE THIS, with fallen trees cut up for removal, can be seen in the village of Cascade and elsewhere throughout the county following the Aug. 28 storm that included a tornado touchdown in the village. — Review photo by Rodney Schroeter With help from other public utilities and around the state, Plymouth Utilities was able to restore all lost power within 48 hours or less, Yerges reported.

Among those utilities that provided aid were Cedarburg, Sheboygan Falls and Two Rivers.

“Going into the weekend (following the storm) we had linemen on call all the time,” Yerges said.

“Although the power is restored, there is still some work that needs to be done on our system,” Yerges continued. “There are poles that sill need to be replaced, lines that need to be restored.

“The next step for us will be to tally up the cost of the storm,” Yerges continued.


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