It's official: Tornado hit Edgar

Electrical crews clean up debris surrounding fallen power
lines in Edgar.

EDGAR — Power was restored Tuesday to much of Edgar following a tornado that swept through town the day before.

Loren Uden, Clay County Emergency Management director, said power has been restored to about 95 percent of the town. Crews repaired the substation on the south side of town, where the majority of the damage occurred.

Starting about 6 p.m. Tuesday, crews energized power lines in segments to avoid too big of a drain on the system. Uden said the process took three to four hours after repairs were complete.

Edgar Mayor Brad Brennfoerder said this morning that only eight residents were still without power, but they are hoping to have it restored to them by the end of the day. Having power restored to most of the town within 27 hours provided considerable relief to most of the Edgar's 498 residents.

"We appreciate all the outside labor and equipment that helped clean it up as quick as they did," Brennfoerder said.

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