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Midday power outage hits Havre

 

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A goose flying into a power line caused a 35-minute power outage in the Havre area Tuesday. Claudia Rapkoch of NorthWestern Energy said this morning that a goose flying into one of the lines supplying electricity to the area caused the line to trip, taking out power for all of Havre and surrounding areas. Rapkoch said two lines normally provide power to the area, providing a safety line in case one goes out. Tuesday one was turned off while work was done by the Western Area Power Administration near the other line, she said. The goose took out the power to the other line at about 10:52 a.m....



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