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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Sioux Center Utility Crew Assists Neighbors in Outage

Crew works on electric pole

After ice and high winds left many in the area without power, Sioux Center Municipal Utilities sent personnel and utility vehicles to help.

Five local utility employees worked with Sibley Municipal Utilities to repair close to 4 miles of transmission line, joining nine other area municipal crews in the effort. From Sioux Center, Ezra Weikert, David Svoboda, Alex Frankl, Louis Vander Velde, and Colton Waring assisted in the effort.

“Our guys were ready and willing to be part of the emergency mutual aid response, even on Saturday, working with other crews, straightening and re-setting poles,” said Sioux Center Electric Department Head Adam Fedders. More than 45 poles were down and needed repair.

By late Saturday night, the crews were able to restore power along the line, which Sibley uses to supply nearby Bigelow, Minn., with power.

“Thank you cannot be said enough. Everyone worked hard to get it done. Crews took different tasks on the project and worked together well,” said Brad Willemssen, Electric Superintendent for the City of Sibley

As a municipal power utility, Sioux Center has a mutual aid agreement with other municipal power utilities across the nation to assist them when situations like this arise.

“As a community-owned utility, we know others would do the same if our customers needed help,” said Sioux Center Utility Manager Murray Hulstein.

Photo: Sioux Center Municipal Utility workers help re-set a power line pole as part of a mutual aid effort following the recent ice and wind storm.

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