UPDATE (4:09 p.m.): Otter Tail Power Company crews expect to restore power to all customers by late this evening.
Severe weather in the region has resulted in widespread outages for approximately 6,000 of Otter Tail Power Company’s customers in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Outages began shortly after midnight in western North Dakota and continued through northern Minnesota as the storm moved north and east. “Crews are working to assess and repair damage, though we expect that it could be several hours before we're able to restore power in most areas,” said Area Manager Jeremy Rham.
Areas affected include towns in and around Devils Lake, Garrison, and Rugby, North Dakota, and Mahnomen, Minnesota. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to safely restore power,” said Rham. “And, importantly, please remember to stay away from downed or low-hanging power lines.”
Visit otpco.com/outages for information on areas affected and what to do during an outage. Customers also can contact Otter Tail Power Company at 800-257-4044 or 218-739-8877 with questions.