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three county power outage

Posted by wlpo on September 24, 2011

The failure of a “bus cable” inside the Hennepin sub-station is the cause of a sizeable power outage in LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam Counties late Saturday afternoon. Leigh Morris, spokesperson for Ameren IP told AM 1220 WLPO news personnel were at the sub-station to make needed repairs around 5pm. Reports of restored service were coming into AM 1220 WLPO via Facebook around 6:25pm. At the height of the outage, 15-thousand Ameren IP customers were affected, according to Morris. Morris said the outage would have affected users of Cornbelt Energy around Ladd, Cherry and parts of LaSalle County. Morris said with a chuckle, he’s glad the outage didn’t occur during the Bears/Packers game.

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