Christmas Day Ice Storm
Another Storm Causes Power Outages on Christmas Day
Todd Treichler (left) and Justin Wilson using dual buckets stringing new wire to a replaced power pole that had snapped on Knollwood Drive in Baxter. Photo courtesy of Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch.
A Christmas Day ice storm caused havoc on trees, power lines and poles and drew linemen out into the fierce winds starting around 7:00 on December 25. By 8:00 that evening we had 600 Crow Wing Power members without power and by 9:30 that number peaked at 680.
Crews worked in terrible windy and cold/wet conditions throughout the night and by morning had restored power to all but five members. Throughout the day on Monday, December 26 a few outages kept appearing and by 5:00 all had been restored and our men could return home to their families.