Iowa’s two largest utility companies have almost wrapped up restoring power to thousands of customers. At the peak of Wednesday’s blizzard, around 10,000 customers of the two utilities were without electricity.
Today, MidAmerican Energy is reporting less than 100 customers are still without power – all in the Quad Cities. Alliant Energy has only a few dozen customers scattered around the state waiting for their electricity to be turned back on.
In some cases, utility teams have to wait for snowplows to access remote areas. MidAmerican spokesman Mark Reinders says half of the state received around a foot of snow, but most of the outages were caused by ice and wind.