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Lightning strikes water line


July 4, 2019

Last Wednesday night, lightning struck a transformer and a number of area residents and businesses were affected for several hours. This same strike traveled from the transformer up the power line and wiped out the two electric “booster” pumps that are responsible for moving water from the Madison well approximately six miles east of Moorcroft into the municipal tank, leaving citizens depending only on the smaller wells located around town limits.

Mayor Dick Claar reported that Powder River Energy advised the town that their insurance will probably not cover the damage so Moorcroft may...

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