Ice Topples Power Lines in DakotasThousands of people are without power after icy weather toppled miles of power lines in the Dakotas.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Thousands of people are without power after
icy weather toppled miles of power lines in the Dakotas.
A winter storm carrying freezing rain and snow is pushing
through the region. Blizzard-like conditions are expected to
develop over the weekend and into Monday.
The South Dakota Rural Electric Association reports 11,500
customers without power statewide as of Saturday morning. That's
down from 12,500.
The association says 15 of the state's electric cooperatives are
reporting outages, with 6,000 power poles brought down by ice.
In North Dakota, Huron-based Dakota Energy reported 725
customers without power and 28 miles of downed lines.
Governors of both states have declared statewide emergencies to
deal with the storm.