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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.

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 became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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