Just after 6 p.m., Great Falls Fire Rescue posted this message on Facebook:
Live Powerline down on 9th St and 4th Ave S that is creating traffic problems and hazards to bystanders… please avoid the area to allow crews to work safely.
I drove by at about 7:30 p.m., and 9th Street was blocked by GFPD from 2nd Street South to 5th Street South.
There were also firefighters and NorthWestern Energy workers.
As of 8:30 p.m., several people in and around that area say that they are still without power.
The NorthWestern Energy “outage map” page estimates that power will be restore by 1 a.m., and says the outage is affecting 372 customers.
Kudos to the emergency and utility crews for working to get things fixed!