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POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS DOWNTOWN AREA

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A POWER OUTAGE EARLY WEDNESDAY AFFECTED TWO AREAS OF SIOUX CITY’S DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.

KATHY HARKEMA OF MID AMERICAN ENERGY SAYS THE OUTAGE WAS WEATHER RELATED:

OC……..TO THAT AREA. ;11

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER’S ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING AND THE NEARBY JACKSON RECOVERY CENTERS LOST POWER AROUND 3:30AM.

A MERCY SPOKESPERSON SAYS THE HOSPITAL ITSELF WAS NEVER WITHOUT POWER, BUT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOST POWER UNTIL AROUND NOON.

JACKSON RECOVERY CENTERS CANCELLED ALL THEIR PROGRAMMING FOR THE DAY.

A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY POWER WAS ALSO OUT AT THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER AS WELL AS THE TROSPER HOYT BUILDING AND THE BANK NEXT DOOR TO THE L-E-C.

SGT, PAT HINRICHSEN OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYS COURT HEARINGS WERE MOVED OUT OF THE L-E-C ACROSS THE STREET TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

HE SAYS THE POWER FAILURE DIDN’T AFFECT SECURITY AT THE JAIL:

OC……..PRETTY WARM UP THERE. :15

MIDAMERICAN ENERGY DID NOT HAVE FIGURES AS TO HOW MANY CUSTOMERS WERE AFFECTED, BUT SAYS EVERYONE HAD POWER RESTORED BY THE NOON HOUR.