Western Sioux County, Iowa — Thousands of people were without power, some of them for two-and-a-half hours on Thursday night in western Sioux County, due to the weather, and presumably ice on the lines.
According to MidAmerican Energy Spokesperson Geoff Greenwood, there were three main outages in our area. The one affecting the most people was in Rock Valley. Greenwood says the outage happened just after 6:30 p.m., and affected approximately 2,200 customers. He says the power wasn’t restored until about 9:00 p.m.
He says they also had a substation in Ireton with issues. That outage also occurred just after 6:30 p.m., and affected about 520 customers. He tells us that the power came back on about an hour later at around 7:30 p.m.
Just south of there, in the Craig and Struble area, MidAmerican had a transmission line outage on the line that feeds the substation in Craig, which also happened just after 6:30 p.m. This one affected about 360 customers. Power was restored about 7:30 p.m. there as well.
Greenwood says they had additional weather-related outages that were more isolated and not as widespread.