The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Area residents experience power outage


Tanya Thomas/Daily Globe

SEVERAL XCEL Energy trucks were parked outside the electrical substation located on the corner of Oak St. and Lowell St. in Ironwood Saturday afternoon. 16,000 residents across the Northwoods were affected by an outage. Power was out for nearly two hours and restored around 6:22 p.m.


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More than 16,000 Xcel Energy customers experienced a power outage Saturday throughout Gogebic County and parts of Hurley,Wis., according to Chris Ouellette, of Xcel Energy.

Ouellette said an arrestor blew at a substation in Ironwood, causing thousands of residents to lose power. The outage occurred at about 4:30 p.m. and power was restored at 6:22 p.m., Ouellette told the Daily Globe.

Traffic signals were out during the outage. In response, the Gogebic County Road Commission placed stop signs at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Moore Street in Bessemer and at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Country Club Road in Ironwood.

Gogebic County Sheriff's Department deputy Trevor Jackovich said he knew of no accidents related to the outage.


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