Posted at: 01/14/2013 12:47 PM
Updated at: 01/14/2013 8:46 PM
Minnesota Power said just before 9 p.m. that power has been restored to more than 1,100 customers in Hoyt Lakes.
Those customers had been without power since 11:30 on Monday morning.
Minnesota Power said in a news release on earlier that a damaged transformer caused the outage. It's not yet known what caused the damage.
Minnesota Power spokesperson Amy Rutledge said a mobile electric substation was transported by semi-trailer from Biwabik to Hoyt Lakes. Seventeen additional crew members from Chisholm, Eveleth and Aurora worked all day to put the substation into service. It will remain in place until a replacement transformer can be installed.
"It's a bit more involved than making a repair," Rutledge said, calling it an extensive effort.
The National Weather Service reported the temperature in Hoyt Lakes was 5 degrees over the Noon hour with a high expected around 7 this afternoon.