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Lyle City Hall open as shelter; Town could be without power until Monday

Inclement weather on Wednesday and Thursday has left Lyle without power, but the city hall is open as a shelter to those who need it thanks to a back-up generator.

“We can easily hold 100 people,” said Lyle Mayor Gary Harrison.

While many areas around Lyle have had their power restored, Harrison said as of Friday morning, that power may not be completely restored in Lyle until late Sunday through early Monday morning.

The power outage caused Lyle Public School to close Thursday and Friday. It also closed the Freeborn County Co-Op Oil gas station, meaning residents needing gasoline will need to go to Austin or St. Ansgar temporarily.

Food is available for purchase at Lyle Liquor, which has power due to a back-up generator.

Harrison has requested that residents try to conserve their water supply.

“In a situation like this, we don’t know when we’ll have power back and we don’t want to use up our water supply,” he said.

Despite the situation, Harrison said Lyle residents are pulling together.

“We have neighbors helping neighbors, and that’s number one in our town,” he said.

Those who need to utilize the Lyle City Hall can visit the Lyle Area Announcements/Questions Page on Facebook or call Harrison at 507-440-6740. Handicapped individuals in need of assistance can contact the Salvation Army at 507-437-4566.

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