West River Electric is experiencing an outage in the Rapid Valley area

Power OutageRAPID CITY, S.D. – On Wednesday, West River Electric experienced a power outage in the late morning in the Rapid Valley area.

Crews were dispatched and located the source of the outage. Robert Raker from West River Electric said, ” Someone had dug into a line. Someone was digging and hit a line which caused the outage. Please remember to call 811 before you dig. It’s important with all this digging and construction going on, that people get these lines located. Otherwise, this is the stuff that happens. Their lack of calling 811 caused 490 people to be without electricity.”

The problem has been located and West River Electric is hoping to have power restored soon.

You can view the outage map here.

For more information on 811, visit their website here.

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