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1,300 Mitchell customers suffer power outage

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A power outage hit the southwest part of Mitchell on Monday night, affecting more than 1,300 customers.

NorthWestern Energy Spokesman Tom Glanzer said the outage happened around 5 p.m. Monday. By 6 p.m., he said the problem had been located inside a substation, but crews were still trying to figure out the cause and subsequent repair. He was unsure of how long it would take to restore power to the area.

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He said the outage also affected traffic lights in the area.

“It’s going to affect any infrastructure that utilizes electricity,” Glanzer said.

A dispatcher for Mitchell Public Safety said there were no accidents as a result of the outage.

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