Strong gusts blow off roof, leads to power outage in Williston

Roof blown off building in Williston on Wednesday
Roof blown off building in Williston on Wednesday(KFYR)
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 12:48 PM CDT
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WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) - Thousands of MDU customers are without power as of noon Wednesday in the Williston area due to an unexpected power outage.

While there have been reports throughout town, the majority of those without power are north of 26th Street East and south of 42nd Street East.

Strong gusts throughout the area blew off a roof on top of power lines, which downed those power lines. Wind gusts up to 48 mph were reported at the Williston International Airport around 9 a.m. Wednesday when storms were in the area.

An MDU representative says there is no estimated timeline of when power may be restored.

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