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Power outage impacts business in Downtown Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Energy crews are looking into what knocked out power to many in downtown Waterloo Tuesday afternoon and evening.  The outage even forced some businesses to close early.

Mid-American Energy customers first reported no power around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.
A company spokesperson say at its peak, the outage impacted up to as many as 50 power customers.

Places like the Waterloo Public Library and Waterloo Courier reported being in the dark.

Mid-American says the outage stemmed from a problem with an underground system downtown.

The outage lasted nearly four hours before all customers had electricity back shortly after 7:00 p.m.

It all happened as the area was dealing with plenty of rain, but crews are still working to find the specific cause.

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