Snow storm causing damage and power outages

This heavy, wet snow storm is already beginning to take its toll. Tree damage has begun, and locals in some parts of the county are without power as the snow weighs down lines to the point of disconnection. High Plains Power tells County 10 that it is seeing around five outages across the system at this time, affecting customers in Ethete, Pavillion and Lander. Wind River Schools have cancelled classes for the day due to the outage and the Northern Arapaho Tribal Office has also closed due to no power. While it is likely that Rocky Mountain Power has some small outages around the county, no widespread blackouts have been reported yet. High Plains says it has multiple crews out repairing lines and identifying potential problems out; they hope to have everyone restored as soon as possible. #county10 #news