UPDATE: Power goes out in downtown Bemidji
BEMIDJI-- A downed tree cut electrical power for most of downtown Bemidji late Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Beltrami County Emergency Management Director Beryl Wernberg said a tree fell on power lines near the post office downtown at about 4:30 p.m. and cut power to a feeder line to Nymore as well as a line to the downtown area.
Wernberg said stoplights were also not functioning and advised motorists to exercise caution near intersections.
Power was restored at about 8:30 p.m., officials said.