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New Power Outage Reported in Bitterroot

We have a new power outage reported this morning around 10:30 a.m., August 13. The outage appears to have impacted by one witnesses estimate "about half of the Bitterroot Valley.

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Behind the Scenes of the Storm: 9 -1 -1 Dispatch Center

Not only did the storm cause mayhem outside, but it also caused a lot of indoor traffic at the dispatch center in Missoula. 

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Power to Return to Most Missoula by Wednesday, but Not Linda Vista

The power outages that hit Missoula on Monday were still being felt by many people two days later.

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Missoulians Put Out Two Acre Fire on Their Own During Power Outages

Tree limbs littered streets and damaged power lines as high speed winds rushed through Missoula causing all kinds of havoc around 6:30 yesterday evening.

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Montana Thunderstorm Causes Widespread Damage and Power Outages

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A strong thunderstorm that blew across northern Montana brought strong winds and large hail that caused property and crop damage and power outages along a 300-mile stretch of the state from Cut Bank to Fort Peck.

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5,900 Households Affected by Thursday Morning Bitterroot Valley Power Outage [AUDIO]

Over 6,300 households were suddenly without power early on the coldest morning of the year in the Bitterroot Valley on Thursday, February 6.

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Bitterly Cold Temperatures Throughout Western Montana – Power Out in Bitterroot Valley

Dozens of communities around Western Montana reported double digit below zero temperatures on Wednesday night into Thursday, February 6.

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Storm System Produces 10,000 Lightning Strikes – 54 Mile Per Hour Winds [AUDIO]

A massive line of thunderstorms ripped through eastern Idaho and west-central Montana Friday night, producing lightning strikes and sustained high winds that snapped trees and knocked out power to thousands in the area for several hours.

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Power Restored to Thousands of Northwestern Energy Customers After Miller Creek Substation Brownout

On Sunday afternoon, the heavy load of electricity usage in the Miller Creek and Southside areas of Missoula led to what is called a 'brownout' at the Miller Creek Road substation.

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Thunderstorm Brings Hail, Strong Wings and Phillipsburg Wildfire [AUDIO]

Monday night's thunderstorms blew through Western Montana bringing hail to the Lolo and Florence area, strong winds to Kalispell and Evergreen and causing problems for firefighters battling a blaze near Phillipsburg.

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