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Power outage hits Great Falls on Sunday morning - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Power outage hits Great Falls on Sunday morning

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A power outage hit parts of Great Falls on Sunday.

As of 8:12 a.m., the NorthWestern Energy said that the outage affected more than 3,000 customers.

"Customers" often refers to a business or a residence, so the number of people without electricity is often much higher than that figure.

We received numerous reports from people on the east side of Great Falls that they were without power, and several from people south of Great Falls.

NorthWestern Energy  dispatched a crew to work on restoring power, and said that all power was restored by 10:55 a.m.

Initial reports indicate that the outage was caused by a blown transformer, but we have not yet been able to confirm that.

People began posting messages about the outage on the KRTV Facebook page at about 7:40 a.m. Among the messages: 

  • Larry Gooldy: Power out on 2600 block 1 ave north.
  • Kathleen Cunningham: Power is out south of town along Lower River Road. 
  • Jesse Enriquez: Anyone report any power outages? I’m over by the base and we have none:(
  • Heather Michelle Major: Power out 22nd and 2nd n block.
  • F. Jacob Miller: Power out 49th Street and 7th Ave N.
  • Andrea South: Power is out on 3rd Ave N and 24th st.
  • Casey Wilkinson: Anyone else not have power this morning? No power over by Rosevelt Elementary.
  • Tiffany Tesfay: Yep I think a transformer blew. I heard a loud noise in my back alley and then the power went out at 26th and 4th Ave n

Safety reminder: if traffic lights are not working due to a power outage, the intersection must be treated as a four-way stop.

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