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Lightning blamed for power outage


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IRONWOOD - Lightning is said to have caused an equipment failure at an Ironwood substation, leading to a Monday morning power outage for much of Gogebic County and northeast Iron County.

The outage occurred around 6:50 a.m. when equipment failed at the Ironwood substation located at Oak Street and Alfred Wright Boulevard, according to Liz Wolf Green, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, Inc., out of the corporate office for Michigan and Wisconsin in Eau Claire. Approximately 10,633 customers lost service in Hurley, Mercer, Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield...

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