Storm causes power outages in Rock Island County

2010-04-24T21:30:00Z 2014-07-01T06:08:47Z Storm causes power outages in Rock Island CountyThomas Geyer The Quad-City Times
April 24, 2010 9:30 pm  • 

MidAmerican Energy Co. is reporting 839 customers are without power in Rock Island as of 8:30 p.m. today because of a weather-related outage.

Rock Island police said a transformer blew out in the area of Black Hawk Road and 38th Street.

The utility company also is reporting 32 customers in Moline and 59 customers in Rock Island County without power.

Company spokeswoman Ann Thelen said the transformer problem was probably due to a lightning strike, but that has not been confirmed.

MidAmerican workers are on the scene investigating the problem, Thelen said, adding that crews will work to get power restored as soon and as safely as possible.

No power outages were reported in the Iowa Quad-Cities as of 8:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Quad-City region.

An intense spring storm system will produce widespread showers and thunderstorms across the region tonight into Sunday. The rain chances tonight are 100 percent. The chance of rain Sunday during the daylight hours is 80 percent.

Heavy rainfall is expected, especially south of Interstate 80. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches are likely by late Sunday, the weather service said.

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