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Blown transformer left 2,200 Dubuque customers without power

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Alliant Energy says a blown transformer is to blame for 2,200 customers losing power late Thursday morning. Alliant Energy says a blown transformer is to blame for 2,200 customers losing power late Thursday morning.
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Alliant Energy spokesperson Justin Foss said a blown transformer is to blame for 2,200 customers losing power late Thursday morning.

Foss said the transformer went out just after 11 a.m. Thursday morning. By 11:38 a.m., he said, all but four customers had power once again. By 3 p.m., the remaining four customers had power again, too.

Foss said transformer outages are usually caused by trees or animals, but this one, he said, appears to have simply been a faulty transformer. The company replaced it Thursday and then trimmed the trees around it.

Alliant crews expressed thanks for the Dubuque Fire Department for keeping the situation orderly while crews made repairs to the transformer on the busy road, Foss said. 

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