FRI, JULY 19, 6PM: MAJOR STORM DAMAGE in Polk/Barron County has caused widespread outages in the northeastern section of SCEC territory. Major transmission lines and substations down. Balsam Lake area hit especially hard. Crews are working to restore power. Updates will be posted as available.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Approximately 980 SCEC members in and around the Town of Hudson were without power from 3:11 am - 5 am. SCEC's TroutBrook substation receives power from Xcel Energy. Early this morning a failure occurred on Xcel's transformer, causing a fire that resulted in SCEC equipment losing power. Xcel rerouted the feed through a different transformer and restored power to SCEC equipment and members.
One of the first projects of SCEC's 2019 construction season is replacing 3.4 miles of overhead line and poles on 30th Avenue in the Town of Rush River. Another crew is working to switch overhead lines to underground in the area of Boardman.
At 2:51 pm the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department notified SCEC of lines down across the road near 814 Coulee Trail in the Town of Troy. Approximately 200 members are currently without power. A crew has been dispatched and should arrive on the scene shortly to evaluate the situation and restore power as quickly as possible.
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