March 19, 2020 - 4:08 pm - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — A power outage affected about a third of Orange City on Thursday morning.

Orange City Municipal Utilities says the outage affected roughly 700 of their customers from the west side of Orange City to its downtown area.

The power was interrupted about 6:50 a.m. and was restored by about 8:50 a.m., according to Orange City Public Works Director Matt Van Schouwen.

Van Schouwen reports that workers found that the cause of the outage was a failure of their west substation, located near Veterans’ Park. The actual cause of the issue is still under investigation, says Van Schouwen.

Power was off for a total of about two hours. Power was restored when workers rerouted power from the other two substations in Orange City.

Repairs continue at the west substation, says Van Schouwen. He says their customers’ patience is appreciated. He says crews responded well and in a timely manner. According to Van Schouwen, the outage could have been a lot longer but it was taken care of as quickly as possible, thanks to city employees.

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