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Safety tips from NorthWestern Energy as South Dakotans prepare for harsh winter storm conditions

Date: Feb 21, 2023

TYPE: News

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Feb. 21, 2023 – Widespread heavy snowfall, dangerous wind chills and blizzard conditions are forecast in eastern South Dakota through Thursday.

NorthWestern Energy’s system is designed for harsh winter weather, however, our crews are prepared to respond immediately to any outages and will work to restore service as quickly as possible, safely.

If you see a downed or damaged power line, keep your distance and call 911 immediately. Never touch a power line or any object, including trees, in contact with a power line.

Keep people, equipment and objects at least 30 feet away from down and low-hanging power lines.

Natural gas customers should keep gas meters clear of snow and ice. Gas meters have a vent that regulates the pressure. If snow piles up and covers the vent, it won’t work properly, which could lead to a service interruption or even a gas leak.

Clear off your gas meter gently using hands or a broom. Never use a shovel.

Be sure all appliance exhaust vents are clear from blowing and drifting snow. Blocked appliance vents could result in a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide.

If your power goes out, you can report it online and use our online outage map,, to get the latest information.

Find more information on storm safety at

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NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides essential energy infrastructure and valuable services that enrich lives and empower communities while serving as long-term partners to our customers and communities. We are working to deliver safe, reliable, and innovative energy solutions that create value for customers, communities, employees, and investors. This includes bridging our history as a regulated utility safely providing low-cost and reliable service with our future as a globally-aware company offering a broader array of services performed by highly-adaptable and skilled employees. We provide electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 764,200 customers in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Yellowstone National Park. We have provided service in South Dakota and Nebraska since 1923 and in Montana since 2002. More information is available on the company's Web site at


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