Northwestern Energy Prepped for Winter Storm

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – With a historic early winter storm sweeping across Montana, Northwestern Energy says they have adjusted staffing in order to help customers in a quick, efficient and safe manner.

In addition, Northwestern and the National Weather Service suggest Montanans prepare by having a flashlight, fresh batteries and non-perishable food available.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our listening area from now until from 6 am Monday.

The National Weather Service adds that, “Extreme impacts are possible. Widespread tree damage is possible due to the heavy, wet snow falling onto trees with foliage. Downed power lines are also possible, resulting in widespread power outages. Agricultural interests; outdoor recreational interests, including camping and hunting activities; and travel will also be negatively impacted.”

To report power outages or downed power lines, call the Northwestern Montana customer service line at 888-467-2669.

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