On Thursday April 11 Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative sent four of our line workers to work alongside line workers of Federated Rural Electric in Jackson Minnesota who were trying to recover power after a major winter storm hit the area. The storm that hit their service territory caused over 2,700 outages and 300 poles down leaving approximately 40% of Federated customers without power. In addition, there were substantial ice accumulations and high winds throughout Minnesota, causing broken poles and ice-packed conductor wire to fall to the ground. Overburdened branches and broken trees also caused outages.
HCREC line workers traveled with line workers from Nishnabotna Valley REC, Guthrie County REC, and Farmers Electric Cooperative – Greenfield and were met with genuine appreciation from both the cooperative and its members.