2,115 power outages caused by falling tree in Iowa City

BY DI STAFF | JULY 19, 2012 6:30 AM

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More than 2,100 MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa City were out of power Wednesday afternoon.

MidAmerican Energy spokesman Tim Grabinski said a large tree fell onto MidAmerican Energy equipment at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The outages took place on Summit Street, Davenport Street, Dearborn Street, Heather Drive, and East Bloomington Street, Grabinski said.

As of Wednesday evening all but 629 customer's power had been restored, and MidAmerican had service trucks out to fix the remaining outages.

MidAmerican officials did not know what caused the tree to fall.

— by Amy Skarnulis

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