Linemen work to repair power poles from overnight storm

Photos courtesy: Tom Rafferty

WARD COUNTY, N.D. - Crews with Verendrye Electric have spent much of Monday working to get power back on to parts of our viewing area following the overnight storm.

Workers began tackling the issue Sunday night in the midst of the storm but had to stop when it got dark.

Some crews headed southwest of Des Lacs, working to repair a downed pole.

The snow weighted down many power lines, which in turn took down poles with them.

The latest update from Verendrye is that roughly 150 members are still without power.

They say crews will work into the evening and will try to get everyone back on by Monday night.

Photos courtesy: Tom Rafferty