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Associated Press, Published October 07 2013

Hundreds in southwest ND still without power from storm

BISMARCK — Power has been restored to hundreds of people in southwest North Dakotans after the weekend snowstorm, but several hundred are still without electricity.

Mor-Gran-Sou Electric Cooperative and Slope Electric co-manager Chris Baumgartner says at least 550 customers remained without power late Monday. That's down from about 800 on Sunday. He says it will be days before power is restored to all customers because of the tough working conditions for crews.

Montana Dakota Utilities Co. spokesman Mark Hanson says he expects power to be restored to all but about 100 customers Monday evening, down from 750 on Sunday.

The storm dumped up to 1 1/2 feet of snow on the region, downing hundreds of power lines.

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