Le Mars Neighborhood Lost Power Due To Tree Branch Falling On Powerline


Mid-American Energy officials inspect a downed powerline after a tree fell on the electrical line causing 14 residents to lose power for a few hours.  The incident happened Monday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m.


(Le Mars) — Some Le Mars residents living around the Plymouth Street East and 3rd and 4th Avenues Northeast neighborhood were without power for a few hours Monday afternoon when strong southerly winds knocked down a tree branch that consequently fell on a power line causing power to be lost in the area.  Mid-American spokesperson Geoff Greenwood says a tree fell onto a powerline east of the intersection of 1st Street Northeast and 3rd Avenue Northeast. Greenwood says 14 residents and one business were without power Monday afternoon. The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. The force
of the tree branch falling on the utility power line caused an utility pole to lean, which in turn also affected some homes on 3rd Avenue Northeast. Mid-American Energy officials were dispatched to the scene and needed to replace the utility pole and re-connect the affected homes and business. The Le Mars
Fire and Rescue Department was initially dispatched to the area, and remained on scene for at least 45 minutes, until Mid-American Energy officials arrived. Full restoration of power is expected to be complete by 7:30 p.m.