The cold temperatures outside caused some portions of the electric city to be without power for a few hours this morning. At around 3:30 this morning the City Officials of Great Falls began receiving reports of sporadic blackouts in the southwest area of the city. Those area's included Fox Farm Road and southwest Great Falls, Gore Hill and Ulm. The cause of the outage which lasted till 12 this afternoon was a problem with the substation and wires.
"Something about the low temperatures are effecting the composition of the wires and poles and so their snapping is basically what's happening. So substation that are effected so one thing we want to take a look at is maybe mitigating the next substation so we can keep that from happening on the other side of town," explained Emergency Manager Planner, Kristal Kuhn.
In the event of any more future power outages city officials advise that you make emergency plans. The Expo Park shelter has been placed back on standby just in case. And for pet owners concerned about your pets and this cold a pet shelter has been started at F & L pet resort in Black Eagle.