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Blown Transformer to Blame for Washington Power Outage

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: Justin Rottger - KCII News

Nearly 50 Washington residents lost power for part of the afternoon Monday.  The Washington County Safety Center says a blown transformer in the 300 block of West 2nd Ave. caused the outage around 3:45 yesterday afternoon.  Alliant Energy reported 45 customers were affected, including KCII.  The station was operating with power from a backup generator during the outage.

Officials with the Safety Center say there are many triggers that can blow a transformer, but the actual cause of the outage is still unknown.  KCII will bring you more information on this story as it becomes official.