Ride Alert For Western Minnesota

Officials with Otter Tail Power Co. in Western Minnesota are urging snowmobilers to use caution when riding in areas of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota that were hard-hit by a late-November snowstorm.
Snowmobile and ATV riders should be aware of possible debris from downed power lines in public rights-of-way. In some places, snow has covered debris, creating unseen hazards.
Broken cross-arms, the remaining stumps of power poles, and downed power lines, which could entangle a snowmobile or rider, may be covered by snow.
This debris is frozen into the ground. The potential for damage or injury can’t be overemphasized.

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