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Xcel Energy crews complete repairs of power lines


Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

A POWER line lies across a fence in Gurney, Wis., on Thursday morning, with trees bending from ice cover. Xcel Energy crews were repairing the damage from downed pine trees over the lines. With tops of trees snapping off from the ice, it was a dangerous job.


GURNEY, Wis. - Xcel Energy crews were struggling Thursday morning to repair downed lines from the ice storm that began Tuesday night throughout the Gogebic Range.

An Xcel worker from Hayward said four or five separate crews were working on the power lines in the Gurney-Saxon area, from Sears Road to the Frontier Bar along U.S. 2.

By 6 p.m., power had been restored to Gurney residents.

It was a dangerous clean-up effort with pine trees snapping as the lines were being repaired.

Enough progress had been made around 11 a.m. Thursday so electricity co...

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