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Power Outages in an Ice Storm

Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2011 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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Frozen precipitation could happen at any time during the winter and Alliant Energy has tips to pass along if you should lose power during an ice storm.  Alliant Energy Spokesman Ryan Stensland says they have an automated system to help provide them with real-time data on where an outage could be or where there might be problems.

Stensland says that during an outage, to be cautious when using any candles, not to use your oven for heat, and to crack a window in a room if you use a fireplace to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.  He reminds everyone that they will get power restored as soon as they safely can.