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More than 100 electric customers remain without power after storm in central N.D.

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Northern Plains Electric said today its crews are working to restore power to 140 customers.

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A storm late Monday knocked out electricity to about 300 clients, and 27 crews are working to get everyone back on line.

“We’re fortunate that the areas hit are some of the less dense in terms of population,” said Craig Rysavy, operations manager for Northern Plains Electric, in a news release issued this afternoon. “Given the damage, we’re also fortunate no one

was hurt.”

Crews from Dakota Valley Electric are assisting with efforts to restore power.

The news release said "crews reported destroyed farmsteads, houses with roofs missing, grain bins moved and knocked over and poles broken in deep water."

Rysavy urged anyone encountering damaged power equipment to stay away and report them to (800) 882-2500.

Northern Plains Electric Cooperative serves about 11,000 consumers in an area south of Jamestown, N.D., to the

Canadian border, with headquarter offices in Carrington and Cando and outposts in

Jamestown, Maddock, Rugby, Rolla, Woodworth and Robinson.

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