Weather Forecast

Large sections of power line poles in the Worthington area were snapped under the extra weight of all the ice and high winds Wednesday, April 10, 2013, leaving much of Nobles County without power. Nobles County officials said Thursday could be up to a week before all the electricity will be restored. Daily Globe photo by Brian Korthals

Willmar, Minn., area crews respond to southwest region of state still in the dark


BENSON — Blustery weather didn’t prevent area municipal utility crews from getting on the road to help out other cities in need.

Repair trucks and workers from Benson and Olivia left in a snowstorm Thursday morning to travel to the southwestern corner of the state to help restore power to residents there after an ice storm downed power lines.

A truck and two workers from Benson went to the city of Jackson.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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