KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Update: Power Fully Restored In Downtown SF



Bookmark and Share

After working continually since early Friday morning,  Xcel Energy crews completed repairing the heavily damaged underground electricity system in downtown Sioux Falls today and restored power at 10 a.m. to the few customers who remained without service.

Crews from Sioux Falls and the Twin Cities restored power at 12:19 p.m. Saturday to 95 percent of the approximately 200 customers whose power remained out since the outage started at about 4:30 a.m. Friday. Fewer than a dozen customers, all of them businesses, remained without power until this morning.

“We want to thank our customers for their patience while we worked to restore power,” said Laura McCarten, regional vice president for Xcel Energy. “This was an unusual outage in the extent of damage to our system – we removed and replaced thousands of feet of destroyed electrical cable and other pieces of equipment.

“In recognition of the great efforts of the local Red Cross to assist affected customers, we’re pleased to make a $2,500 donation.”

Manhole covers were blown off and a sidewalk buckled when the outage started.  The cause of the outage remains under investigation.

More than 500 customers – mostly businesses – initially were affected; crews restored power to about 300 customers in about an hour.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

House Fires Increase During Holiday Season

Cooking at home and decorating the tree are activities that many look forward to every ...

Christmas Breakfast Served To Those In Need

One Sioux Falls community center opened its kitchen doors to those in need ...

Deadwood Gambling Revenue Sees Small Increase

Gaming officials in the state say Deadwood's November gambling revenue saw a ...

Tribe Official Wants Health Care Through Sanford  Dec. 25

Streaming Release Of 'Interview' Is A Test For The Industry  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Can GOP Shatter 'Obama Coalition' In 2016?  Dec. 25

SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out For Cooking Fires  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Red Kettle Campaign Raises Over $280,000  Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Meal Feeds Body & Soul   story with video  Dec. 24

Last-Minute Shoppers Hit Downtown Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 24

Police Investigate Sioux Falls Casino Robbery  Dec. 24

SD Reports First Flu Death Of Season  Dec. 24

Thune: No Airspace Plan Would Be 'Terrible Loss'  Dec. 24

"Heroes Behind The Badges" Blood Drive  Dec. 24

Firefighters Deliver Toys To Kids   Dec. 24

Woman Accused Of Drowning Young Daughter  Dec. 24

Antlerless Deer Season Scheduled To Reopen In South Dakota  Dec. 24

Police Release Video Of Berkeley, MO Shooting  Dec. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

Woman Accused Of Drowning Young Daughter

A St. Paul woman is facing a second-degree murder charge ...

Police Release Video Of Berkeley, MO Shooting

Police have released a surveillance video from ...

SD Reports First Flu Death Of Season

The South Dakota Health Department says A Hutchinson County ...

Firefighters Deliver Toys To Kids   Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Meal Feeds Body & Soul   story with video  Dec. 24

Last-Minute Shoppers Hit Downtown Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 24

Court Reverses Protection Order Against Man  Dec. 24

Red Kettle Campaign Raises Over $280,000  Dec. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

Scheels Plays of the Week from December 15th-21st  story with video

Zach Borg has your Scheels Plays of the Week from December 15th-21st. ...

Walker wants to play for Christmas  story with video

When Phil Weber took the job as head coach of the Skyforce he knew for sure what he was getting in ...

Zenner, Weineke All-Americans again!  story with video

PHILADELPHIA -- South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner and ...

Luverne rallies past Totino-Grace in hockey thriller  story with video  Dec. 23

Jacks win streak snapped by #14 Utah  story with video  Dec. 23

HBC beats Luverne in boys hoops  story with video  Dec. 23

Krogman leads Northern Wolves  story with video  Dec. 23

Hughes signs extension with Twins  story with video  Dec. 23

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top