SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — More than 4,000 homes and businesses in southeastern Sioux Falls lost power Tuesday afternoon.
According to a news release from East River Electric Power Cooperative, a crew working on a 57th Street road project hit a 115kV transmission line, which caused an outage at 1:12 p.m. Five substations at Sycamore, Six Mile Road, Schindler, Dayton and Harrisburg were impacted.
More than 3,000 Southeastern Electric and nearly 1,500 Sioux Valley Energy consumers were without power for 34-38 minutes.
East River Electric reminds anyone working near power lines to take inventory of any potential hazards.