Mutual Aid Swings Into Action in Detroit Lakes

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Mutual Aid Swings Into Action in Detroit Lakes

July 12, 2017

Widespread damage in the Detroit Lakes area was reported early July 12 after overnight storms. The National Weather Service reported winds of approximately 80 miles per hour.

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities put in a call for mutual aid to MMUA Director of Training & Safety Mike Willetts at approximately 1 a.m., Wednesday, July 12.

Approximately 20 lineworkers with a variety of equipment responded from the municipal electric utilities of Brainerd, Elk River, Moorhead, Sauk Centre and Wadena. Crews worked into the evening on Wednesday and were back to work bright and early on Thursday. They were faced with wire down and broken poles at numerous locations. Work continued on into Friday, with power being restored to all customers by approximately noon.

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