User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


42° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Sioux Falls Power Restoration Timeline Unknown

January 25, 2013, 10:48 AM
Updated: January 25, 2013, 12:21 PM

Sioux Falls Power Restoration Timeline Unknown
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

About 200 customers in downtown Sioux Falls are still waiting for power after an electricity system caught fire beneath Phillips Avenue.

Xcel Energy says the outage, which happened at 4:37 a.m. Friday knocked out power to more than 500 customers.  Power crews were able to restore power to about 300 of them within about an hour.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue was called to 9th Street and Phillips Avenue when flames and smoke blew manhole covers out of the street.  A sidewalk also buckled.

The area still without power covers nine square blocks between 8th Street and 11th Street and from Phillips Avenue to Minnesota Avenue.  The incident is the worst Xcel experts have seen in the downtown area in more than 20 years.

Xcel says all of the underground electrical equipment in that area needs to be replaced and they don't know how long that could take. The company is bringing in crews from the Minneapolis area to also help with repairs and restore power.  They won't know how long that could take but power will be out into Saturday, possibly Sunday.

They do not know what caused the fire.  That is under investigation.

We'll continue to keep you updated on the progress on KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com.  You can watch the Special Report by clicking on the video player below.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Large Security Threat On Internet

4/10/2014 6:00 PM

It's already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen.

Full Story | Watch
Titan Machinery To Close Eight Stores Across U.S.

4/11/2014 6:22 AM

The company based in West Fargo, N.D., on Thursday cited a slow recovery in construction sector among the reasons for the move, which will leave 128 p...

Full Story
Heartbleed Bug Causes Major Security Headache

4/10/2014 9:33 AM

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet.

Full Story
Family Dollar To Cut Jobs, Close About 370 Stores

4/11/2014 5:44 AM

Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It ...

Full Story
New Brewery Proposed In Northeast Sioux Falls

4/11/2014 8:58 AM

A new brewery is proposed for the Vance-Lantus building at 1400 E. Robur Drive, which is off of North Cliff Avenue, just north of Interstate 90 in Sio...

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED