Power outage hits SW side of Great Falls

Posted at 12:39 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 14:39:25-04

A power outage is affecting hundreds of people in Great Falls.

The power outage was reported a little before 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

NorthWestern Energy estimated that about 1,100 customers are affected, according to its website at 12:45 p.m. "Customers" refers to a business or a residence, so the number of people without electricity can be higher than that figure.

The utility company’s website map indicates that the outage is centered at/near the Fox Farm neighborhood on the southwest side of town. The website says that it expects power to be restored by 2:30 p.m.

There is no word yet on the cause of the outage.

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

We will update you if we get more information.

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