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Power Outage

Power outage closes Billings Public Library for the day on Wednesday

Power outage closes Billings Public Library for the day on Wednesday

Damaged electrical and gas lines kept the Billings Public Library's doors closed most of Wednesday.

November 05, 2014 3:07 pmLoading…

Hundreds lose power in Billings

About 1,000 Billings residents on the West End lost power for more than an hour Thursday evening after a piece of equipment failed on a Grand Avenue power pole.

October 23, 2014 6:48 pmLoading…

Parts of Billings lose power

As gusts from a Saturday night storm swept across Billings, topping out at 53 mph, parts of downtown lost power.

October 11, 2014 10:42 pmLoading…

Gas leak forces evacuation of 25 Livingston homes; goose causes another power outage

Within about 20 minutes Monday afternoon in Livingston, a gas leak forced the evacuation of about 25 homes and 600 NorthWestern Energy customers lost power when a goose hit a power line.

September 22, 2014 3:09 pmLoading…

NorthWestern crews investigate outage that cut power to 10K Missoula customers

MISSOULA — A problem at a north side substation early this morning cut power to roughly 10,000 Missoula electric customers, according to NorthWestern Energy.

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Pigeon triggers blackout, knocks out newspaper

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Utility officials say a pigeon set off a chain reaction that cut off electrical power to some Rock Springs customers and kept the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner from printing Tuesday's edition.

July 09, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

NorthWestern spokesman: Power outage resolved on West End

Butch Larcombe, NorthWestern Energy spokesman, said the West End power outage has been resolved.

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Power out

Power out

A power pole was down on the 300 block of Calhoun Lane causing a power outage in the area Wednesday afternoon in Billings.

April 30, 2014 1:59 pmLoading…

Flaring possible as ExxonMobil Refinery restarts units

The Billings ExxonMobil refinery will be restarting some of its units following a recent power outage, a process that will result in some flaring, said Dan Carter, refinery spokesman, on Friday.

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Storm winds cause Ennis power outage, knock down utility poles

BUTTE — Wind downed 10 utility poles on Jack Creek Bench Road near Ennis on Saturday, causing a two-hour power outage in town.

January 12, 2014 11:00 amLoading…

Power outage in Lockwood leaves a thousand in the dark

An estimated 1,000 people were without power for about an hour on Monday night near Lockwood. 

January 06, 2014 9:38 pmLoading…

License plate left at crash leads police to truck

BUTTE — A Butte man suspected of crashing into a utility pole and knocking out power to at least 1,000 homes on New Year’s Day was in jail Thursday on numerous complaints, including drunken driving.

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Power outage planned in Lockwood

A power outage is scheduled Sunday in the Lockwood area for construction and maintenance on the transmission line serving Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative’s Lockwood substation.

October 11, 2013 6:00 amLoading…

Crews still restoring power in northeast Wyoming

CHEYENNE — Some people are still without power following last week's winter storm in northeast Wyoming.

October 08, 2013 9:31 amLoading…

Utility: No payout to Casper customers with electronics fried in outage

CASPER, Wyo. — Larry Mayer has paid at least $200 to replace surge protectors and wireless routers damaged by Sunday's Rocky Mountain Power substation failure. The Natrona County Public Library lost at least two computers, a power system to the building's electric doors and a self-checkout s…

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Commercial truck knocks out power to residents along Highway 312

Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-op sent nearly all of its utility workers to Highway 312 and Bitterroot Drive to fix a major power outage apparently caused when another commercial truck hit the lines about 11:55 a.m. Friday.

March 22, 2013 2:07 pmLoading…

Power outage hits Cody

A tree falling on a main transmission feed caused a "major power outage" in Cody, Wyo., on Tuesday morning.

December 04, 2012 11:45 amLoading…

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative plans outage for Pryor area

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative will cut power in the Pryor area Friday afternoon to make final repairs to a line damaged by a wildfire in August.

October 17, 2012 10:29 amLoading…
Power outage hits Billings

Power outage hits Billings

NorthWestern Energy said a major power outage that hit Billings about 12:30 p.m. affected more than 12,000 homes and businesses from the western edge of downtown to King Avenue West.

October 11, 2012 1:08 pm Photos



Planned power outage leaves some Casper-area businesses, residents in the dark

CASPER, Wyo. — Many Paradise Valley and Mills residents and business owners are wondering whether they will have power Saturday night. The only way they will find out is when Rocky Mountain Power flips the switch for its scheduled nine-hour outage starting at 10 p.m.

September 13, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

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