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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