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Electric Outage Planned for a Portion of Cedar Rapids


Outage planned on November 5th for electric equipment upgrades at six substations

Interstate Power and Light Co. (IP&L), an Alliant Energy company, crews will temporarily disconnect power to 5,126 customers on Wednesday, November 5th in order to complete flood related system upgrades to six substations. The outage will begin at 11 p.m. Crews expect to have power restored in approximately ten minutes.

Customers affected by this planned electric outage are being notified by automated phone calls. Customers relying on continual power for medical and operational reasons are receiving personal calls.

The planned electric outage covers portions of the NW and SW quadrants in Cedar Rapids. The company anticipates the electric outage impacting customers in the following general areas: North to Q Ave NW; East to First St NW and I380 SW; South to Ingleside Drive SW; and West to 31st Street SW and 18th Street NW. These are general guidelines, if you do not receive an automated phone call you should not be affected by this planned electric outage.

“We appreciate our customer’s patience during this outage,” said Jack Marovets, Alliant Energy customer operations manager “We are resolving several reliability issues caused by this summer’s flood. The expected interruption in power will enable our crews to work on the electric system in the future without the need for additional planned power interruptions.”

If weather does not allow crews to complete the outage on Wednesday, November 5, the work will be moved to an alternate date of Thursday, November 6, also at 11 p.m.


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