Tree Branch Causes Power Outage in Valley City

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

A small tree branch was the culprit of a power outage Wednesday afternoon in southwest Valley City.

Cherie Fiebiger submitted this photo of the branch, that a Public Works employee confirmed caused the outage. The branch landed on a power line at the intersection of Third Street and Ninth Avenue Southwest and caused power to be out at homes and businesses, including the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, Gaukler Family Wellness Center and Barnes County Sheriff's Department, for less than half an hour.