Two Brief Power Outages in Sheridan County

MDU crews restored power to residents in both Story and in south Sheridan Tuesday morning.
MDU crews restored power to residents in both Story and in south Sheridan Tuesday morning.

Residents in Story and the south end of Sheridan experienced loss of power briefly this morning, according to Montana-Dakota Utilities spokesman Mark Hanson.

The first outage occurred in Story at approximately 4 o'clock, and was restored by about 5:15 am. Hanson says sixty-five customers experienced the outage, a cause for which is unknown.

Hanson says that crews examined the line and could find no obvious cause; they re-fused the line and power came back on.

In south Sheridan, Hanson says a transformer on a substation blew at around 7:20 this morning, affecting 1,440 customers. All but twenty-three had their power restored by 8:15; the remaining customers had their power back on by 8:45.

Hanson says crews re-routed services through other substations, and that the blown transformer will be replaced with one MDU has currently in stock.

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