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Summer storm damages system

On June 19, a storm damaged parts of the Capital Electric Cooperative distribution system. In the Bismarck area, 82-mph winds caused considerable tree damage that snapped power lines and poles. At least 12 poles broke; two of which were caused by a roof striking them as it was blown off a nearby commercial building. In all, more than 900 Capital Electric members lost power as a result of the storm. Line crews were dispatched that evening and worked throughout the next day to restore power.


We thank our member-owners for the patience and support they showed, as outages were being repaired. Mother Nature causes power outages in the summertime, too! Make sure your generator is safe and ready for operation — before the power goes out.


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