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Power Restored to the Thousands Affected by an Outage Overnight

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Dr. Bob Leonard/Samantha Smith

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Thousands of MidAmerican Energy customers in Marion County were without power after an outage that occurred around 10pm last night. At its peak, the outage affected more than 2,200 households and businesses, equal to nearly one forth of all customers in Marion County. MidAmerican Energy officials tell KNIA/KRLS news the outage occurred at a transfer station after an owl flew into power lines near the Douglas and Jasper intersection in Pleasantville causing a transformer to malfunction. All power was restored by 6:05am.
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