Police: Goose strikes power line, causing power outage in Sioux Falls

Published: Jan. 22, 2020 at 5:45 AM CST
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UPDATE: Power has been stored to all customers, according to Xcel Energy's outage map.


Authorities say an early morning power outage in Sioux Falls - was caused by a goose.

According to a post on the Sioux Falls Police Department's Facebook page, a goose struck a power line near 41st Street and Norton Avenue Wednesday morning.

Around 1,400 people in the area were without power as of 5:30 a.m., according to Xcel Energy's

. Crews are at the scene repairing the damage.

Police are reminding drivers that if stop lights are not working, treat the intersection like a four-way stop.