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Substation work continues with attention to pandemic


April 30, 2020

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Xcel Energy technicians work to replace poles and lines along a section of Silver Street at Hemlock Street in Ironwood near the Hurley border on April 22. The new lines will lead to the new Ironwood substation on South Lowell Street at West Pine Street.


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IRONWOOD - A lot of power line work this week is part of a larger project that is designed to improve service in the Ironwood area, according to Xcel Energy.

Workers are installing new power line poles along the Michigan side of Silver Street near the Hurley border, according to Christine Ouellette, senior media relations representative for Xcel Energy's Michigan and Wisconsin office in Eau Claire. The work is to rebuild existing "feeder" lines that are coming out of the existing Ironwood substation, according to Xcel Energy.

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