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Power restored to dozens of MidAmerican customers

Powerful winds knocked out power for tens of thousands of customers. Alliant Energy and Ameren are also trying to get power back on.
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Part of a tree fell on a powerline in this Moline neighborhood during Saturday, July 11's storms.

UPDATE 7/13 4:50 am: There are just a few dozen MidAmerican Energy customers without power Monday morning, July 13th. 

ORIGINAL STORY 7/12 11:25 am: MidAmerican Energy says roughly 34,000 people lost power during storms Saturday, July 11. About 5,200 still didn't have power this morning.

Tina Hoffman with the company says additional crews were called in to help restore power. She says most of the power should be restored by 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12.

One MidAmerican crew in Moline told News 8 they had been out since 9 p.m. Saturday night, making for a 12-hour shift this morning. They said it won't be uncommon for some of them to work upwards of 16 hours in a row to restore power.

Alliant Energy reporting just about a dozen outages near Eldridge and Maysville, Iowa Sunday morning. Crews are working to restore power, which is estimated to happen between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Right now, little more than 11,000 Ameren customers don't have power throughout our hometowns, from Cambridge to Princeton. There aren't currently any restoration times on Ameren's website.

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