The lights — and Christmas lights — are back on in a southwest Iowa town known for its elaborate holiday lighting displays. Problems first surfaced in the town of Lenox last (Tuesday) night and about two-thirds of the town went without power until early this (Wednesday) afternoon.
Lenox Municipal Utilities superintendent Dave Ferris. “It was difficult to find, but once we found the problem, it was pretty simple to fix,” Ferris says. Workers have been going from home-to-home to make sure power has been fully restored to the more than six-hundred residences in Lenox.
Ferris says customers were very patient, and “we got along just fine.” Workers cobbled together lines overnight to extend electricity to the nursing home and assisted living center in Lenox. But school in Lenox had to be canceled and the town’s largest employer — a food production plant — could not run today because of the power outage.