You may have noticed them already, but several power outages have occurred across Preston due to "galloping" lines.

According to the City of Preston, a number of momentary power outages due to galloping transmission lines. Galloping can occur on very windy days when ice forms on the lines. As the wind blows, the lines can bounce and occasionally touch each other leading to blinks or momentary power outages. The blinks should stop when the wind lessens this evening.

If anyone in the City of Preston can contact the Utility Office at 507-765-2491.

The Ohama Public Power District has a short video on what galloping lines are and what it means for your power going out. You can check out their video from Youtube below:

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