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Equipment failure causes Milton power outage

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Stan Stricker
May 21, 2008

A switch gear failure at the Milton Ethanol Plant is being blamed for a big power outage Wednesday morning, leaving a large section of the city without electricity.


Alliant Energy spokesman Steve Schultz says close to 850 customers on the communities south side lost power around 10:00 in the morning.


Schultz says the ethanol plant was taken off line, and electricity restored to customers in about half-an-hour.



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