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Thousands lose power as hail storm pounds Billings area

Posted at 7:59 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 00:11:51-04

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.

Click here for NorthWestern Energy's outage map.