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Utility works to fix storm damage

Posted by wlpo on December 29, 2015

    Corn Belt Energy reporting much damage in the wake of Monday’s storm. According to spokesperson Hillary Cherry, the high winds, ice and sleet Monday morning damaged several substations, over 130 utility and 6 transmission poles, downed lines, broken cross arms and downed trees. Over half of the affected customers have had their power restored, but, about 2200 remain in the dark since early Monday. Crews were working to have transmission poles up by late Tuesday. The Electrical Coop did not have an estimated time for remaining outages to be corrected. The majority of the damage occurred in the north and west portions of the Corn Belt Energy service territory.

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