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UPDATE: According to officials with We Energies, the power has been restored.

ORIGINAL STORY: About 5,500 We Energies customers in Racine and Sturtevant are without power this Christmas Eve. The outage started at 9:24 p.m.

The cause of the outage has not been determined, but crews have been assigned to work on the issue. according to the We Energies website.

Officials estimate that the power should be restored by 11:30 p.m. We’ll keep you posted.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.