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Power outage Friday in Forest City

Official says it was caused by a lightning arrester.

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 7:20 PM

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Power was lost in parts of Forest City just after 5 pm Friday.

The dispatch center says a lightning arrester blew and it took 30 to 60 minutes to restore electrical service as utility workers had to bring sections of the city back on line one at a time.

An arrester is used on power and telecommunication lines to protect the insulation and conductors of the system from the damaging effects of lightning.

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