Minnesota Power, SWL&P ‘Ready To Respond’ To Second Multi-Day Storm In One Week

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DULUTH, Minn. – With another major winter storm on the way Wednesday, crews with Minnesota Power and Superior Water Light and Power are once again on standby for whatever the multi-day storm will bring.

A Wednesday arrival means crews will be back at it just three days since they wrapped up four days of power restoration for nearly 20,000 customers.

A spokesperson for the company said Tuesday that the biggest worry is the high winds and brutal temperatures taking down snow-loaded trees and powerlines.

But in the meantime, crews have been taking proactive measures by trimming or removing any trees showing a significant threat to power lines.

Crews from outside the area may be called in again if conditions warrant, but Minnesota Power officials said resources will be limited this time around because severe weather is predicted for much of the country this week — from historic arctic air to blizzards.

Below are links to resources from Minnesota Power, which is part of a press release issued Tuesday afternoon.

For information on how to prepare and what to do during cold-weather power outages, go to the Minnesota Power winter weather safety webpage at https://www.mnpower.com/OutageCenter/WinterWeatherSafety or the SWL&P winter weather safety page at https://www.swlp.com/OutageSafety/WinterWeatherSafety.

Stay informed at www.mnpower.com.

Customers of either utility can report outages and receive up-to-date power restoration information by downloading the Minnesota Power or SWL&P mobile app. To download the apps for Apple iOS or Android, go to the Minnesota Power app webpage at https://www.mnpower.com/MobileApp or the SWL&P app webpage at https://www.swlp.com/MobileApp and click on the App Store or Google Play button in the banner at the top of the page. You will then be linked to the webpage where the app can be installed on your device.

Our online Outage Centers at www.mnpower.com/OutageCenter or www.swlp.com/Outage also include outage maps and information on power restoration times.

Following Minnesota Power or Superior Water, Light and Power on Twitter or Facebook is another way to get timely updates on power outages.

Both utilities encourage customers to be prepared for an outage. Here are some tips: Keep a “Lights Out” kit in an accessible place with at least one flashlight, a battery-powered radio and extra batteries.

If using a generator during an outage, please follow important safety procedures.

You can learn more at https://www.mnpower.com/GeneratorSafety.

For more “Lights Out” tips, visit: www.mnpower.com/OutageCenter/WhatToDoIfLightsGoOut

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