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UPDATE: Hundreds Still Without Power in Sussex Area

Weather is likely to blame for outages affecting customers in Sussex, Lannon and Lisbon.

UPDATE: Hundreds Still Without Power in Sussex Area

This story was updated at 5:45 a.m. Friday

Nearly 400 We Energies customers in and around Sussex remained without power Friday morning after a winter storm hit Waukesha County.

The power failures began around 6 p.m. Thursday, when more than 1,000 homes and businesses lost their electricity in Sussex, Lannon and the Town of Lisbon.

And as of 5:45 a.m. Friday, We Energies reported that there 263 customers without power in Sussex, 120 in Lisbon and just two in Lannon.

The cause of the power failure is under investigation, but it appears to be weather related. A spokesman for We Energies could not be reached for comment Thursday night.

However, LivingLakeCountry.com is reporting that a power line was down at N72 W22418 Good Hope Road.

Overall in Wisconsin, more than 16,000 customers were without power as of 5:45 a.m., including 4,100 in Milwaukee County; 4,100 in Waukesha County;  3,400 in Dodge County; and 2,300 in Washington County.

More than 2,300 customers are without power in New Berlin alone.

Thursday's storm, the first of the season, dumped up to 18 inches of snow in parts of the state.

For the latest on the storm, check out Patch's live blog.

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