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Published October 07, 2013, 12:55 PM

Crews make progress on power outages in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crews are making progress on restoring power to the hundreds of people in southwestern North Dakota left in the dark by a weekend snowstorm.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crews are making progress on restoring power to the hundreds of people in southwestern North Dakota left in the dark by a weekend snowstorm.

Co-manager Chris Baumgartner says at least 550 Mor-Gran-Sou Electric Cooperative and Slope Electric customers remain without power. That's down from about 800 on Sunday. He says it will be days before power is restored to all customers because of the tough working conditions for crews.

Montana Dakota Utilities Co. has about 325 customers still without power, down from 750 on Sunday. Spokesman Mark Hanson says crews hope to fully restore power by late Monday or early Tuesday.

The storm dumped up to 1 ½ feet of snow on the region, downing hundreds of power lines.

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