Hundreds lose power as snow moves into Quad Cities

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Hundreds of MidAmerican Energy customers lost power in East Moline just as heavy snowfall moved into the area.

The power outage was reported just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

Residents reported what they thought was a transformer blow in East Moline.

MidAmerican Energy reported 856 East Moline customers without power at 11:30 a.m.  Another 250 customers were without electricity in Rock Island County and Hampton combined.

Fewer than 250 total outages remained by about 2 p.m.  Fifty were in East Moline, about 70 in Milan and just over 100 in Rock Island County.

All of the outages were restored before 5 p.m.