Storm Causes Power Outage
TJ Leverentz | Apr 11, 2019 AT 6:19 pm
Nearly 900 MiEnergy members in Minnesota are still without power due to a late winter storm bringing a combination of rain, sleet, ice, and snow.
The co-op estimates a total of 5,000 members were affected. Damage was caused by ice building up on power lines combined with high winds that caused lines to gallop and break poles and sagging power lines.
At last count, the co-op had 100 broken poles. Crews will continue to work to get as many members back online as possible. Power is expected to be restored by Friday with the exception of some isolated areas.
The Co-op says it will take weeks to permanently fix and clean up the damage caused by the storm.