Majority of Roughrider Electric territory still without powerThe majority of the Roughrider Electric Cooperative members will continue to experience power interruptions as the crews work to restore power throughout the area, according to a statement released by Roughrider Electric this morning.
The majority of the Roughrider Electric Cooperative Membership will continue experience power interruptions as the crews work to restore power, according to a statement released by Roughrider Electric this morning.
Outages continue to be widespread throughout the system with additional damage done late Thursday afternoon as the winds increased. Crews were called in before midnight to get some rest and were back out in the field at six this morning, according to a press release.
"We want to continue to warn the public to stay away from low hanging or downed power lines," said Leonard Hibl, with Roughrider Electric.
Power restoration will depend heavily on the impact and severity of the approaching weather system, according to the press release.
Roughrider Electric Cooperative provides electrical service to members in Billings, Dunn, Mercer, Oliver and Stark Counties. Roughrider officials have reported wide-spread outages throughout its territory.
See Saturday's Press for more on the story.