UPDATE: Linn County power outage blamed on broken insulator - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATE: Linn County power outage blamed on broken insulator

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CENTRAL CITY (KWWL) -

Alliant Energy says a broken insulator is to blame for a power outage in Linn County on Friday.

Justin Foss, a spokesperson for Alliant Energy, says an insulator on a transmission line broke  around 11:30 a.m. causing the communities of Central City, Springville, Stone City and Viola to lose power.  Foss says about 1,700 customers were affected.

Crews had the power back on before 1:00 p.m.

Central City Community Schools decided to cut the school day short due to the power outage.  Students were sent home at 1:30 p.m.

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