November 28,2018 10:50 a.m.
The power was back on in areas between Elkton and Kellogg by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, following an outage that lasted for as a long as ten hours.
Todd Munsey of the Douglas Electric Cooperative said downed trees caused the power issues. He said wet conditions have been causing dead trees to fall into powerlines. Munsey said the trees are outside of the area the utility is allowed to maintain, but are still tall enough to affect them when they fall.
Munsey said once daylight hit, it was obvious the problem was bigger than first thought. Additional staff was sent to the area. The outages began around 12:30 a.m. and affected about 600 customers of Douglas Electric Cooperative.