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Electric crews restore power


Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc. crews were out until midnight Thursday, June 28 maintaining lines, rerouting power and repairing storm damage. The crews were back out by 6 a.m. Friday.

The majority of power outages occurred at 8:50 p.m. Thursday and most people had their power back on by 7:35 a.m. Friday.

A tornado that set down south of Camp Crook damaged two transmission towers and a ten continuous power poles. Many individual poles were damaged in the storm.

Jack Hamblin, SEEC manager, said the transmission towers were damaged in South Dakota, which cut off power to the entire south end of the system. The power was rerouted Thursday evening and contractors are repairing the damaged transmission towers.

The co-op maintains 1,719 miles of power line and services 2,070 connections.


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