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Sioux Valley Energy intentionally shutting down power to prevent more outages

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As the snow and ice thaw, Sioux Valley Energy says it is intentionally turning off substations to prevent further power outages.

According to Sioux Valley Energy's website, they have seen significant amounts of ice coming off power lines causing those lines to spring back to their original positions.

As the lines spring back they tend to slap together causing the lines to "burn down" and creates more downed power lines that have to be rebuilt.

To avoid additional outages, Sioux Valley Energy is taking several substations offline until the system has stabilized. Sioux Valley Energy says the move may cause outages for several thousands of members.

"Please be patient with us as we work through the many issues Mother Nature has blessed us with. This will allow us to focus on the damaged portion of our electric system and keep the overall restoration efforts moving forward," reads a statement on Sioux Valley Energy's website.

There will be 10 substations offline for approximately 2-3 hours. The substations include:

 

  • Garretson 122
  • Eros 522
  • Brandon
  • Corson
  • Rowena
  • West Brandon
  • Hartford
  • Grand meadow
  • Humboldt
  • Ellis

 

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