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Nearly 3,000 energy customers lose power in the QC; restorations underway

At 11 a.m. nearly 3,000 people in the Quad Cities were without power, according to MidAmerican Energy.  More than 2,800 outages were in the Iowa Quad Cities, mo...
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At 11 a.m. nearly 3,000 people in the Quad Cities were without power, according to MidAmerican Energy.  More than 2,800 outages were in the Iowa Quad Cities, mostly in the LeClaire area. By 11:10 a.m. more than 2,000 had been restored.

Click here to see outages and for the latest restoration times in your area.

Nearly 3,000 energy customers lose power in the QC; restorations underway

Around 8:30 a.m. more than 2,200 MidAmerican Energy customers were without power.  The energy company was reporting 1,036 without power on the Iowa side and 1,249 on the Illinois side.

A spokesperson from the energy company said this is mostly caused by ice-covered lines that are bouncing in the wind.  Crews are working on the outages.

By 9:50 a.m., most of the customers on the Illinois side of the QC were restored.

Refer to the image below, the red triangles indicate where the majority of outages are located. Click here to see outages and for the latest restoration times in your area.

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ORIGINAL:

BLUE GRASS, Iowa — Nearly 1,000 Quad Cities customers from MidAmerican Energy were without power Saturday morning, January 11.

The energy company was reporting multiple outages between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. in the Blue Grass area, mainly customers along Highway 61.

A spokesperson from MidAmerican Energy said crews were on scene at 7:15 a.m.  Crews were attributing the outages to galloping, or bouncing, lines.  This becomes an issue when lines have a buildup of ice on them and are blown around in the wind.

By 8 a.m. most customers had their power restored.  A new outage popped up around 7:30 a.m. in the Eldridge area, affecting more than 70 customers.  Their estimated time of restoration was 10:45 a.m.

The Illinois side of the Quad Cities had just over a dozen customers in the dark before 7 a.m.

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