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High Winds Hit Hard

DMEA works to repair damaged transmission line

APRIL 20, 2018 – Last night approximately 4,300 members experienced a power outage when high winds damaged a transmission line serving a large portion of rural Delta county. The outage began at 8:40 p.m. and power was restored to all members by 10:46 p.m. Work continues today to repair the damaged transmission line.

DMEA reminds members to always report outages and downed lines by calling 1-877-687-3632. Members are urged to report all outages and not rely on others to call in. Do not report outages by email and social media, as they are not continuously monitored. Members are also reminded to stay away from all downed power lines and assume they are still live. Never attempt to move a downed line or anything coming into contact with it. 

A real-time outage map is available online at http://www.dmea.com/content/outage-information. DMEA also works to regularly update their Facebook page www.facebook.com/DeltaMontroseElectricAssociation during large or prolonged outages.

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