Goodland residents have been asked to limit their electricity use.

The Sherman County Emergency Management says the City of Goodland Power Plant experienced a catastrophic failure on one of its switch gears Tuesday evening. The outage affected mostly residential power.

Emergency officials are asking residents to limit electricity usage between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the next 6-8 weeks.

Residents are asked to complete all task such as drying clothes and running appliances outside of the time limit and adjust air conditioners up a few degrees.

They city is installing a new substation and says that should resolved all current issues.