High winds cause loss of power across region


May 11, 2022

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

A fallen tree covers the bike trail from Frenchtown Road to the Ironwood softball and Little League fields Monday afternoon. The wind was whipping the sand across the infield of the softball diamond. Wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour were forecast for the Ironwood area Monday. 


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High winds caused power outages across the region on Monday that continued into Tuesday.

Xcel Energy reported 1,200 customers in the Gogebic County and northern Iron County were without power Monday evening as crews were worked to restore power, according to spokesperson Chris Ouellette.

"There were a lot of trees down on power lines," she said.

She said some 800 customers were still without power Tuesday morning as new crews were brought in to relieve those who had worked through the night.

Ouellette said with favorable weather on Tuesday, the...

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