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Winds, ice lead to power loss affecting nearly 500 Nobles Cooperative Electric members near Leota

Linemen have been dispatched and are working to get the power restored

An inch of ice is visible on the powerlines west of Worthington Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, built up as a result of freezing rain.
An inch of ice is visible on the powerlines west of Worthington Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, built up as a result of freezing rain.
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WORTHINGTON — Nobles Cooperative Electric is reporting electrical outages for members served by the Chandler substation, including the town of Leota.
"High winds and freezing rain have caused electricity outages for members served by Nobles Cooperative Electric," the utility posted on its Facebook page. "This outage affects 464 members. Linemen have been dispatched and are working to get the power restored in this area."
Members of Nobles Cooperative Electric who are without power and are uncertain whether the outage has been reported, are asked to report the issue by calling 1-800-776-0517.

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