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Missoula-Area Storm Restoration Update: August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015

Butte, Mont. – Aug. 14, 2015 – NorthWestern Energy crews were able to restore electric service to the large majority of the Missoula-area customers on Thursday and early Friday morning.

The largest outage, in the South Hills-Miller Creek-Hillview Heights- Linda Vista area, was resolved between midnight and 1 a.m. Friday. Crews had working since Monday’s storm to rebuild a transmission line that served a substation in that area. The project was complicated and required tremendous team work to complete.

In other parts of the greater Missoula area, crews worked into the early hours Friday to restore outages. While the work was successful, there are likely still customers without power as a result of storm damage to electrical equipment to their homes or property. In some of these cases, the customer may need to make arrangements for repairs before power can be restored.

NorthWestern asks that any customers without power to report the situation to the company as soon as possible. Those customers should call (888) 467-2669.

NorthWestern greatly appreciates the patience of our customers in the wake of this devastating storm. As our crews worked nearly around the clock to restore power, they were welcomed by heartwarming support from many Missoula-area residents. That support means a lot to our crews and to the company.

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