Weather causes power outages in southern South Dakota

MARION, S.D. (WNAX) – The freezing rain, sleet, snow and high winds are combining to drop power poles and lines across the area.

Brad Schardin, Manager of Southeastern Electric based in Marion, says they are seeing it all across their system.

Schardin says outage numbers have gone up and down.

Schardin says they are using all types of vehicles to try to get to the damages.

Schardin says due to the difficult road conditions, it will take longer to get everyone’s power back.