Snow causing major damage, power outages in KOTA Territory - KOTA Territory News

Snow causing major damage, power outages in KOTA Territory


UPDATE 7:00 P.M.

Black Hills Power update:

13,000 customers without power.

7,200 in Rapid City

5,000 in the Northern Hills

More than 1,500 in the Southern Hills


UPDATE 11:00 A.M.

Black Hills Power update: 16,000 customers still without power.
8,300 in Rapid City
2,612 in the Southern Hills
6,563 in the Northern Hills

A spokesperson says crews from Colorado are here helping to restore power.

Original Story:

Branches, tree's, and power lines were down all over KOTA Territory Saturday.

Workers clearly have a lot of cleaning up to do in the days to come, and once crews can assess the cost of damage, you can imagine it's going to be a lot.

Home and car insurance customers are encouraged to report their damage claims as soon as possible.

Major Power Outages in KOTA Territory include all West River Electric customers, except in Wall.

A spokesperson for Black Hills Power says around 28,000 customers are without power.

1,000 customers with Powder River Electric service are without power.

According to the city of Sturgis, around 80 percent of the city has power.

Crews from all over are working into the night to restore power, and more will be up and out as early as 7 a.m. to assess damage and continue working on fixing the  problem.

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