Thousands Still Without Power After Snowstorm
by Associated Press
October 07, 2013 6:15 AM
Black Hills Power says it has restored electricity to more than 15,000 customers in the wake of a record-setting weekend snowstorm in South Dakota, but about 14,000 customers remain in the dark.
The utility says in a statement that more than a dozen line crews from South Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming are on the job, and additional crews and equipment from other utilities are being brought in.
The storm dumped up to 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota, downing electrical lines and power poles. Grand Electric Cooperative tells the Rapid City Journal that more than 1,500 poles are down in the Bison area alone.