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Posted on: December 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: December 2022 Snow Storm



Date:  12/16/2022


Nature of Incident:  December 2022 Snow Storm


By: Marlyn Halvorson, Carlton County Emergency Management Director


Local Power Companies are working on day three of outage restoration. As of 3 p.m. December 16, many Carlton County residence are without power due to heavy, wet snow, which continues to pile up on trees, branches.


As a result of the extensive damage, local power companies are working to resolve the outages. Crews work as safely and quickly as possible while taking necessary safety precautions during this difficult time. Those who rely on oxygen or other lifesaving devices that require electricity should implement their backup plan or consider alternate arrangements. 


Lake County Power Outage Map

MN Power Outage Map

East Central Energy Outage Map


As always during storm situations like this, we remind everyone to be aware of potential downed power lines, especially when in contact with trees and limbs. There is no way to tell if a line is energized or not. 


Warming Centers are as follows:


Moose Lake Community School – Follow on Facebook

UPDATE: The building will be open until 9:00 pm on Friday, 12/16/22, to warm up, charge devices, take showers, water filling, or for open gym. The building will be open on Saturday, 12/17/22, from 8am to 4pm.


Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Community Centers for 12/16/22 as follows:

Cloquet Community Center

1720 Big Lake Road Cloquet, MN 55720

Open till 7 PM 



Sawyer Community Center (use the youth side on the east of the building)

3243 Moorhead Rd., Sawyer, MN, 55780

Open till 7 PM


Brookston Community Center

8200 Belich Rd., Cloquet, MN, 55720

Open till 9 PM




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