Mother Nature Causes Outages
June 17, 2020
“Mother nature is at it again!” were the words of the Operations Manager at Wheat Belt PPD explaining the widespread outages throughout our service territory due to downed poles and lines.
Saturday’s storm damaged 47 poles from Redington to Lewellen, and Monday’s storm damaged an additional 46 poles from Sidney to north of Lisco. Both storms covered a significant area of our service territory, resulting in widespread outages.
Our on-call linemen were dispatched Friday night to repair outages in the Lewellen area. Several crews were called Saturday at 5 p.m, working through the n...