Storms leave thousands without power
Thousands of Alliant Energy customers are without power as a result of Friday's storms.
Spokeswoman Mary Fanning-Penny says all the outages are weather-related, from lightning and tree damage. She says it's hard to get an accurate picture of the outages, since they're scattered throughout Rock County.
Alliant does not yet have a time estimate to restore power to those customers. Fanning-Penny says crews need to assess the damage, and tree damage takes a lot longer to assess than lightning damage.
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By GAZETTE STAFF 07/12/11