Over 5,000 Members Without Power Friday Morning

Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Over 5,000 members were without power in the local area this morning, according to East Central Energy

The outages were scattered across the counties of Aitkin, Pine, Benton, Mille Lacs and Isanti being hit the hardest. Areas in northern Pine County also experienced outages. WCMP-FM lost it’s own signal on Friday morning as well.

Downed power lines and damaged trees were reported as well. Residents are reminded to stay safe and stay away from power lines. Crews are quickly working to restore power safely, but it is predicted that it will take most of Friday to repair the system.

Members can report outages by calling 1-800-254-7944 or online at eastcentralenergy.com.

*As of 12pm, 2,000 members are still without power

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