MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Most of the tens of thousands of people who lost electricity during a severe snow storm in the Upper Midwest have their power back on.
The second “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month knocked out power to more than 100,000 people in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. PowerOutage.us reports that only about 3,600 are still waiting to have their electricity restored.
At its peak, some 16,000 South Dakotans were without electricity. As of this morning, there were about 1300 South Dakotans without power, most in Lake, Moody and Minnehaha Counties. There are a couple of dozen customers in Brookings County still without power.
Ice, and strong winds snapped power poles and downed hundreds of power lines in the region.