Areas of Linn County Without Power Thursday Night
LINN COUNTY, Iowa — Shortly after an Alliant Energy crew restored power to an area around Mount Vernon and Lisbon Thursday night, some customers with the Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative faced an outage.
A representative from Alliant said a large tree that fell on some power lines was the cause of the first outage, which lasted around 45 minutes. The outage, which began shortly after 7 p.m., left nearly 3,200 customers without power.
Later on Thursday, around 230 residents in Linn County lost power. Kim Colberg, the general manager for the Linn County Electric Cooperative, said the outage affected customers in the area of Bertram, Iowa.
He said it was caused by another tree that fell on a transmission line. Colberg said officials have set the power around the transmission system and power should be returned for those customers.
However, around 60 customers near North Liberty still are without power, he said, adding he doesn’t know what the issue is there.
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