Downed line drops power around Havre, Chinook


Parts of town experienced brownout conditions after a powerline between the Fort Assinniboine substation and the one in Highland Park went down.

The electrical problems went beyond Havre. Some Chinook-area residents said they too were having trouble.

Calls started coming in to the Havre Police Department about electricity troubles just after 5 p.m. A NorthWestern Energy spokesperson said power should have been restored to everyone in town by 6:40 p.m.

They also said they did not know why the power line went down and were investigating, but mentioned the wind and rain that has come up in...

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