NorthWestern Energy is reporting hundreds of customers in the Billings area without power Thursday night in several areas.
A severe thunderstorm pelted the region starting around 7 p.m., and hail was reported in Molt, Billings Heights Shepherd and other places.
A wide swath of Grand Avenue near Billings Senior High School, including several businesses, was dark after the storm.
A downed power line also blocked traffic on the 1400 block of Lake Elmo Drive, according to Billings police.
Lake Elmo Dr is closed in the 1400 block. A downed tree knocked over a power pole and there is a power line in the middle of the road. Use alternate route. -Lt Krivitz— BillingsPD (@BillingsPD) August 23, 2019
Click here for NorthWestern Energy's outage map.