Power outage scheduled for Rushford begins

RUSHFORD, Minn. (WKBT) - A scheduled power outage began at 1 p.m. Thursday near Rushford, Minnesota due to a transmission line that has been blinking.

Special equipment placed on the line Tuesday, helped isolate the problem area to a section of ITC Midwest's transmission line near Rushford, a release from MiEnergy said.

A cause has not been determined, but crews from ITC and Dairyland Power Cooperative are replacing about a dozen insulators in the area Thursday afternoon, December 7. 

ITC estimates the outage may last up to six hours and will affect clients within the City of Rushford. 

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