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Severe Storm Causes Power Outages

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Thursday's strong storm left debris in local streets and many without power earlier today. The storm was quick, but winds reportedly reached up to 60 to 70 mph.

A NorthWestern Energy official says there were reports of entire trees or tree limbs falling on power lines throughout Billings. Seven significant power outages affected as many as 11,000 customers across the city at one point. Several stop lights were out too.

There is still one major power outage in the Heights. As of late Thursday evening, around 600 people are still without power. The NorthWestern Energy official says the company hopes to have everyone back online by 11 PM Thursday evening. If you see a downed power line, remember to stay clear of it and call NorthWestern Energy at 1-888-467-2669 to report it.

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