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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Storm Wreaks Havoc on Panhandle: County Commissioners Sign Emergency Declaration


December 4, 2019

Wheat Belt Public Power District

Utility companies have been busy the last few days replacing power poles and lines that were downed by the high winds and ice storm Friday and Saturday. Wheat Belt Public Power is expecting to have all of their customers reconnected today.

Friday the wind blew, and the snow fell, and the wind blew some more, and again, resulting in downed power lines and closed highways.

As of Monday morning, Wheat Belt Public Power District was trying to restore more than 300 customers who had been without power. Wheat Belt line workers had already restored more than 200 power outages since Thanksgiving.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, Wheat Belt Public Power had reported additional crews from Dawson Public Power District and Midwest Electric Cooperative Cooperation were responding to assist Wheat Belt. Crews returned to work before dawn Monday...

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