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Power restored to all rural electric co-op members in SD

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Officials say power has been restored to all rural electric cooperative members in South Dakota who were hit by a Christmas weekend winter storm.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Officials say power has been restored to all rural electric cooperative members in South Dakota who were hit by a Christmas weekend winter storm.

The ice and wind storm caused outages to more than 23,000 members of more than 20 South Dakota electric cooperatives. The outages extended across most of the state of South Dakota.

In northeast South Dakota, ice accumulated on lines and roadways, hampering repair efforts.

Officials at Lake Region Electric Association in Webster wrote in their Facebook post shortly before noon Monday that all members should have power.

Lake Region says the additional crews that helped restore power have been sent home. But the co-op notes that outages still may occur as ice starts to fall off power lines.

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