OUTAGE UPDATE, 5:45 PM: There are currently 4 outages affecting 12 members. We appreciate your continued patience as our crews continue their work to restore power for these remaining members. Please continue to monitor Facebook and the outage map for updates on the restoration process.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 3:45 PM: There are currently 11 outages affecting 29 members across our territory. Crews continue to work to restore these outages as quickly and safely as possible. Please continue to follow our Facebook page and outage map for updates.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 2:45 PM: Currently, there are 18 outages with 89 members out of power. There is one line outage impacting 6 members and eight outages impact 75 members.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 12:30 PM: We are currently at 33 outages with 171 members out. The vast majority of remaining outages are individuals, though there still are some line outages. Todd-Wadena is also sending over their outage crew to help.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 12:20pm: Crews are working as fast and safe as possible to restore power to all members impacted by the storms. Our initial power restoration timeframe was 12:00pm today, but storm destruction has been larger than anticipated.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 10:50 AM: Crews are continuing to work their way through the service area restoring outages. Currently, we have gone from 43 outages impacting 768 members, to 38 outages impacting 321 members. To assist with the restoration process, more crews have been called in from outside organizations. The Highline crew is restoring outages in the Evergreen/Wolf Lake area, and Todd-Wadena and LREC are restoring outages in the New York Mills area. LREC is also restoring outages in the Cormorant area, as well as south of Fergus Falls and east of Pelican Rapids. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to restore power to all members.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 8:55 AM: Crews are working their way through the various outages impacting our service territory. The larger outage by Clitherall has had power restoration to a majority of the members affected.
As crews restore power throughout the area, please monitor our Facebook page and website for updates.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 7:10 AM: Crews have been working hard throughout the early morning hours on restoring outages caused by the storms that rolled through our system earlier in the night. Power has been restored to the majority of members affected by the large outages by Rose Lake and Kerbs Lake, and Cormorant. Crews are continuing the restoration process for the large outage by Clitherall Lake. In addition to the large outage, we are tracking and working on restoration for 40 smaller outages that are scattered throughout the eastern 2/3 of our territory. At this time, we are expecting power will be restored for the majority of our members by 12:00 PM today. We appreciate your patience, as we work to restore power to all members as efficiently and safely as possible.
OUTAGE UPDATE, 2:17 AM: There is an outage affecting over 300 members in the Cormorant area and another outage affecting over 120 members south and west of Clitherall Lake. Please continue to monitor our Facebook page and website for updates.
OUTAGE ALERT: There is an outage affecting over 580 members on Rose and Long Lakes, extending south to Kerbs Lake, and smaller outages throughout our service territory. These outages are due to the storms that rolled through our service territory. Crews have been dispatched and are working to restore these outages as quickly and safely as possible. Please monitor our outage map for live updates.
Stay Informed Here
When severe weather hits, get the latest outage information right here. We keep this page updated with the latest outages in Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s service area.
When there are outages, the status of the repair progress will be detailed below. We will continue to post updates throughout the restoration process. Additionally, you can sign up to receive updates via text or email through MyMeter when your property is directly affected.
HOW TO REPORT AN OUTAGE
Before you call, please verify that you haven’t blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Be prepared to provide as many details as possible. It is also extremely important that we have your correct phone numbers on file. These numbers identify your account.
Call (800) 552-7658:
- To report power outages lasting longer than a few minutes.
- To report an electrical safety hazard.
You may be directed to our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system if the outage is widespread. The automated IVR system will prompt you to enter and provide your outage information. Please speak your responses or enter the outage information using your key pad. The automated system also asks if you have specific details about the outage such as a broken pole, tree on the line, wires down, or partial power.
Additionally, you can now report an outage using MyMeter.
HOW WE RESTORE POWER
Outages occur for a number of reasons. In the event of a large or widespread outage, we prioritize repairs in order to get the largest number of customers back on first.
- First, we check and repair any damaged transmission lines. These are the lines that bring power to our electrical system.
- Equipment or line repairs at substations will be done next in order to transfer power from transmission lines to the main distribution lines throughout our service area.
- After the substations are repaired, we turn our attention to our main distribution lines, and then to tap lines, which carry electricity from the main distribution lines to smaller groups of customers.
- Once all distribution lines and tap lines are repaired, we begin working on service lines, which typically bring power to only one or two locations.
Restoring power during inclement weather or after a large accident can be a big job. Lake Region Electric maintains a 24-hour, 365 day-a-year dispatch center so if you should lose power, be assured we are working as quickly as possible to get your lights back on.
Here are photos of some of the issues our crews needed to address in the aftermath of the June 13th storms. Click photos to see full-size versions.