NorthWestern Energy crews work to repair storm damage in Butte area


BUTTE, Mont. - The following is a press release from Northwestern Energy:

Crews from NorthWestern Energy and several contract companies are continuing to work Friday morning to restore electricity lost during an intense storm that struck Butte and surrounding communities on the evening of Aug. 1, 2013.

While power was restored in much of Butte between midnight and 5 a.m. Friday, crews continued to work in the Twin Bridges and Sheridan areas, where a handful of structures on a 50-kilivolt transmission line were damaged by the storm.

NorthWestern hopes to have power restored to about 525 customers in the Twin Bridges/Sheridan area by late morning Friday.

Crews from NorthWestern Energy and several contract crews worked through the night to repair outages in Butte and nearby communities.

Customers in areas other than Twin Bridges or Sheridan that are without power should contact NorthWestern Energy at (888) 467-2669 to report the outages.