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Thunderstorm causes area power outages

(Metro Creative)

Wednesday evening's thunderstorm caused power outages in Mount Vernon, White Lake, Stickney, Corsica, Kimball and Chamberlain, according to officials.

Tom Glanzer, with NorthWestern Energy, said that around 7:50 p.m. a lightning strike from the storm knocked out one of the company's transmission lines.

Power was restored in Mount Vernon, White Lake, Stickney, Corsica and Kimball by 8:45 p.m., and by 9:20 p.m., 814 customers in Chamberlain had power, Glanzer said.

As of 9:37 p.m., 731 Chamberlain customers were still in the dark, as NorthWestern crews continued working to find the source and restore full power, according to Glanzer.