Power Outage Forces South Milwaukee Schools to Close Early

Those of you on the north side of South Milwaukee I’m sure know this already, but there was a large power outage around 8 a.m. this morning.

I’m told a transformer blew on the north side of South Milwaukee.

At one point, more than 1,400 customers in the area were impacted — and that included Rawson Elementary and the high and middle schools, as well as City Hall (and my house).

The schools let out early. City Hall ran on generator power for a while.

Here is the message the schools posted on their website this morning …

A power outage occurred today at approximately 8 am due to a neighborhood outage. While we expected power to return around 10 am, we only have partial power at this time. We Energies is unable to provide us with a definite time for full power recovery. Therefore, we have decided to close these three schools early. 

Rawson students will remain at school until an authorized parent or emergency contact arrives at the school for an individual release. Students who attend the YMCA after school program may remain at school. Middle school students will be released at 11:15 am. Parents should pick up outside the middle school at 11:15 as normal. High school students will be released at 11:00.

As of 1:50 p.m., the We Energies outage map showed less than 50 customers still without power.

Fox 6 and WISN also had stories. And I had more real-time coverage of this on my mayoral Facebook page. If you haven’t like it yet, please do so!


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