WEST FARGO — Residents of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and rural Cass County were noticing flickering lights Friday evening, July 24.

Cass County Electric Cooperative officials said lightning strikes from storms in east central North Dakota Friday may have hit a major transmission line, causing voltage dips across the region.

The dips didn't cause any power outages, but there were reports of flickering lights and the power drops between about 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., said Jocelyn Hovland, director of communications.

It was thought to be a system-wide problem also affecting Xcel Energy lines in the Fargo area and Moorhead Public Service customers.

Officials said they didn't know if there would be any further problems.