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FARMINGTON, Minn. (8:30 a.m., Feb. 29, 2012) —  As of 8:30 a.m., Dakota Electric Association had less than 2,000 scattered outages as a result of the rain and ice storm that traveled through Dakota County yesterday.
Most of the outages are in the western Lakeville, Burnsville and Apple Valley areas, generally along the I-35 corridor. Dakota Electric crews have been working overnight to restore the outages.

The public is reminded to stay away from downed power lines and always assume they are live. Members should call Dakota Electric’s outage line (651-463-6201) to report an outage or if they see downed power lines.

“Dakota Electric crews will continue to repair outages until all power is restored,” spokesperson Joe Miller said. “We thank our members for their patience during this severe weather event.”

A customer-owned, non-profit utility since 1937, Dakota Electric Association provides electricity to more than 100,000 members throughout Dakota County and portions of Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties. Dakota Electric, a Touchstone Energy Partner, serves its member/owners with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.