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Published August 25, 2012, 01:38 PM

Power is restored in Grand Forks after nearly an hour

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Thousands of people in Grand Forks were without power late last night and early this morning for nearly an hour.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Thousands of people in Grand Forks were without power late last night and early this morning for nearly an hour.

A representative from Excel Energy says 8,085 customers were without power because of a lighting strike. Power was out for a total of 54-minutes before being restored at 12:30 this morning.

Grand Forks was hit by severe weather late Friday and carried on past midnight. The Weather Service said hail of point-88 inches in diameter was reported during the storm.

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