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Video: Transformer blows in Coal Valley

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WQAD viewer Corey Engstrom shared video of the sky as it lit up when a transformer appeared to blow, knocking out power to some residents in and around Coal Valley, Illinois.

Utility customers reported power outages in and around the Quad Cities as rain turned to snow and bitter cold winds pushed into the area Monday night, February 18, 2013.

Power outages continued to affect thousands of area residents Tuesday.