Storm knocks out power to thousands in the Illinois Quad Cities

QUAD CITY AREA -- As severe storms passed through the Quad Cities area, MidAmerican Energy was reporting thousands without power.

As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, there were about 3,300 customers without power, according to the energy company.  Most of those outages were in the Illinois Quad Cities.

Power was expected to be restored to most of those customers by midnight, said a statement from the company.  The rest of the outages were expected to be restored by morning.  MidAmerican Energy had 13 line crews out and 18 tree crews out to make repairs.

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A spokesperson from MidAmerican Energy said "most if not all of the outages are storm related."  Four circuits on the Illinois side were knocked out, impacting 4,600 customers.

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Earlier in the day, around 3:30 p.m., power was out to more than 5,200 people.  About 2,000 of those customers had their power restored around 5 p.m.

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