The lights are back on after a major power outage this afternoon in Billings!

I talked with Jay Kohn at Q2 this afternoon and he told me that more than 12,000 customers from Division to 24th Street West and were in the dark.  Power was also reported out in Laurel and Duck Creek but luckily it lasted less than an hour! Northwestern Energy says that an internal equipment failure at the substation at 8th St. West caused the problem.