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WPU: Power to be back to normal late tonight

WORTHINGTON — Homes and businesses who have been on rolling blackouts since Thursday morning are expected to be back to full power restoration by midnight tonight, according to Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain.

“We’re ready to go once transmission is up,” Hain said late this afternoon. “We’ve got information from Great River Energy and ITC that we could have access to transmission from the outside world by 9 p.m. It could be limited.

“What we’re hoping is if we can get a feed from either of those (power providers) … we can cease rolling blackouts,” he added.

That’s great news for Worthington residents, businesses and local manufacturing companies who have lost two days of production.

Julie Buntjer

Julie Buntjer joined the Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at The Farm Bleat

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