Sioux Center, Iowa — According to Utility personnel with the City of Sioux Center, there has been another power outage in that community.
They report that on Saturday night, November 28th, 2015 about 9 PM, a portion of Sioux Center experienced a power outage that lasted several hours. They report that power was restored to nearly all of the affected area by 12:30 AM Sunday morning, and power was fully restored by 3:30 AM.
Sioux Center city personnel report that the cause of the outage was a fault caused by a connection in a transformer on the distribution system. They say that due to the nonstandard operating conditions under which the system is currently operating, a much larger area was affected by this outage than would normally have been the case.
Sioux Center’s west substation sustained major damage in a failure during a storm a week ago on Saturday, November 21st. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency on Monday, November 23rd for Sioux County due to the utility failures in Sioux Center.