Updated: Power is on in Atwater and Grove City
ATWATER — The power is now on in both Atwater and Grove City, after the cities spent over two days in the dark.
Matt Lindstrom, Xcel Energy media relations, said the severe storm Sunday morning knocked out a major transmission line, which is the cause of the long-term outage. Xcel crews arrived in the area to reset the fallen poles and restring the lines that had fallen.
"They're working as quickly and safely as possible," Lindstrom said.
Word began spreading quickly on social media once the lights turned back on.
Lindstrom said Xcel understands how frustrating the outage is to their customers.
"We really do appreciate our customers' patience," Lindstrom said.