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Man made blackouts lasting anywhere from 45 minutes to more than an hour may be happening to the listening area due to the extreme cold temperatures hitting the middle of the country.  The cold runs all the way from the Canadian border to south of Texas and is putting a strain on the Southwest Power Pool.  The Southwest Power Pool the energy producer for a giant swath of the middle of the country. 


There will be little warning when the power will go out and it will affect both Aberdeen and rural areas alike.  It is suppose to last into the afternoon.


Scott Moore with FEM electric in Ipswich explains...




Ben Dunsemore with Northern Electric Coop in Bath says they are experiencing the same thing...