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Significant number of power outages reported due to winter storm
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Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A major winter storm has caused significant power outages in the Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative service area.

As of Monday morning, approximately 2,900 Itasca-Mantrap members were without power, with the majority of the outages taking place north and east of Park Rapids, including major feeders from the Nevis and Mantrap substations.

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Access to outage areas has been limited due to heavy snowfall and unplowed secondary roads. Line crews from Itasca-Mantrap are being assisted by neighboring cooperatives - Beltrami Electric, Clearwater-Polk Electric and Todd-Wadena Electric - and are working diligently to restore power as quickly as possible.

Itasca-Mantrap hopes to have the majority of the outages restored by the end of the day.

"Itasca-Mantrap appreciates your patience during this outage," said Jared Echternach, member services manager.

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