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Moorhead warns public of potential electricity outages

Moorhead Public Service is warning customers about potential electric service interruptions throughout the summer.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – As temperatures get hotter, the City of Moorhead is asking the public to reduce energy usage in their homes to maintain stability of the electric grid. “This is just a long-term planning communication effort just to get the information out there. Nothing is really going on. Currently, Southwest Power Pool has a resource advisory which is…

Power restored in Moorhead

MPS is currently experiencing a widespread outage. Crews have been dispatched and are troubleshooting the cause.

UPDATE: At approximately 12:46 PM MPS had a widespread outage that affected 17,172 customers. The cause of the outage was due to a relay failure on the 115kV transmission line. Crews worked quickly and safely as possible to restore power by 1:02 PM. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and greatly appreciated your patience! MOORHEAD, MN (KVRR) — There are…

Power Restored For Some Moorhead Residents After Lighting Hits Substation

Power Restored After About 5 Hours For Residents

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Power is back on Tuesday morning after being out for much of the night for part of Moorhead. Moorhead Public Service says in a Facebook post that lightning hit equipment at a substation and caused damage that was worse than expected. Power went out for residents around 10:30 Monday night. There’s no word on exactly how many…

Two seriously injured after vehicle crashes into Fargo power pole

Xcel Energy worked to restore power to the area after the crash

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Two people suffered serious injuries after crashing their vehicle into a power pole. Fargo Police say it happened at 1st Avenue and 14th Street South shortly after 1:00 p.m. Police say the vehicle was headed west on 1st Avenue when it veered directly into the pole. The female driver and male passenger were taken by ambulance…

Xcel Power Crews Work Around Fargo To Restore Power

Large amounts of standing water slows down the process as crews have to navigate safely.

FARGO,N.D. — Flooded roads and dozens of businesses being left in dark have Xcel Energy crews busy. Including 19 Street North near the Fargodome. “Lighting and that storm coming through, kind of what we saw is about seven to eight thousand customers out,” Account Manager For Xcel Energy Shawn Paschke said. Multiple downed power lines were caused by either fallen…

Construction knocks out power to over 300 in Fargo

FARGO, ND – Contractors doing construction work behind the Fargo-Cass County Public Health building at 1240 25th St. S struck and damaged an underground power line just before 10 a.m. Wed., knocking out power to about 350 Xcel Energy customers. The outage caused a loud noise that could be heard throughout the neighborhood. Xcel North Dakota Principal Manager Mark Nisbet…

Large Tree Comes Down Knocking Out Power To Hundreds

Xcel Energy expected to have the lights back on by 11 p.m Sunday

TREE DOWN 1 TREE DOWN 2 TREE DOWN 4 FARGO, N.D. (UPDATE 10:30 P.M. June 14) — Power has been restored to all customers at this time.   **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW**   A large tree comes down in south Fargo knocking out power to a couple hundred customers of Xcel Energy. It came down around 7:45 Sunday night in the…