SIDNEY, Mont. – Crews continue to work to restore power to many people in northeastern Montana after weather conditions knocked out power to the area.
The Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative (LYREC) initially said it received multiple reports from people saying they were out of power around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Crews were dispatched to get things back up and running but were called back due to unsafe conditions around 9.45pm on Saturday.
At this time, LYREC says the crews are back, but they don’t have an estimate as to when the work will be done.
“It will depend on what they find when they come out in your area. Broken posts, broken line, etc. The good news is that the snow has stopped and the wind has died down. They will restore power as quickly and safely as possible,” LYREC wrote on his Facebook.
If you find wires or poles across a road, you are encouraged to call the disaster and emergency services for the county you are in so they can help direct the information to you.
You can view the Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative’s outage map here.
The following is an update from the Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative regarding the outages as of 11:00 a.m. Sunday: