STATEWIDE OUTAGES: Snow Takes Down Power Lines

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The wet, heavy snow and strong winds have left thousands in the metro without power.

More than 12 inches of snow fell in some parts of the metro overnight, bringing down power lines and causing limbs of trees to snap and fall on power lines. According to MidAmerican Energy, more than 30,000 Des Moines area households were without power as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Substations across the metro have been experiencing power flashes all morning. Crews are working to restore power, but there’s no estimate as to when that will be completed. Poor road conditions are making it difficult for crews to get to all of the outages.

Statewide, more than 32,000 households are without power.

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