Alliant Energy customers lose power Monday morning

Alliant Energy customers in Waukon were without power for approximately an hour and a half Monday morning, October 12 from around 9:40 to 11:20 a.m. Alliant Energy representative Justin Foss reported that an Alliant crew was performing work at an electrical substation near Dee Implement on the northwest edge of Waukon when a piece of Alliant equipment accidentally snagged the power lines, causing the outage. Initial reports indicated that the outage was expected to be extensive because a part was needed to complete the repairs but was not available locally, which led to Allamakee Community schools being dismissed three and a half hours early and some businesses sending employees home for the day. However, Foss said that power was rerouted to restore power sooner, adding that no additional outages are expected as repairs are completed. Photo by Sara Aleckson-Melcher.