Bismarck, ND (KXNET) — According to the outage map of North Dakota from PowerOutage.us, there are over 3,000 households experiencing power outages in the state with the strong majority coming from Western ND.

What began with around 1,000 outages on Saturday, April 23, has continued to spread throughout the western part of the state and rapidly grow in number due to downed electrical poles and power lines.

In Williston alone, there were more than 8,000 households without electricity.

According to a Facebook post from Verendrye Electric Cooperative, there are an estimated 1,500 homes without power in western and southern Ward county due to hundreds of electrical poles being down.

North Central Electric Cooperative is reporting that there are numerous trees, power lines, and poles down or broken and that they anticipate it will take a while for them to restore power to some houses.

The Montana Dakota Utilities website currently does not have a timetable for when the outages may be restored.

If you have an outage and would like to report it, you can contact:

  • Montana Dakota Utilities at 800-638-3278
  • Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative at 800-279-2667
  • Slope Electric Cooperative at 800-559-4191.
  • Verendrye Electric Cooperative at 800-472-2141
  • North Central Electric Cooperative at 800-247-1197