Power restoration crews make progress in Dakotas

Bismarck, North Dakota (AP) Jan. 2010

Utility crews continue making progress restoring electricity to parts of the Dakotas after storms that brought ice, snow and strong winds.

Estimates Jan. 29 were that about 2,350 households remained without power in North Dakota, and South Dakotans still in the dark had dropped.

South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Reservation has been particularly hard hit, losing both electricity and water service. Several shelters have been set up around the reservation.

Tribal Chairman Joseph Brings Plenty says some looting has been reported. He has imposed an 8 p.m. curfew and is asking vendors to temporarily stop alcohol sales.



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