Power outage grips much of Cass and other counties


September 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A power outage that began at around 8-a.m. has hit parts of Cass, Montgomery and Pottawattamie Counties. According to information provided by the Mid-American Energy website, as of 9:40-a.m. more than 957 customers of Mid-American were affected by the outage in Cass County, including 201 in Elliott, 564 in Griswold, and 226 in Lewis.

In addition, the outage affects 12 customers in Montgomery County, and 10 in Pottawattamie County. 1,181 customers are affected in the Council Bluffs metro service area. Officials with Mid-American had not returned a call by KJAN New seeking an explanation for the outage, as of 9:55-a.m.

The outage has forced the Griswold Community Schools to dismiss classes at the Elementary School, beginning at 11-a.m., and at the High School, at 11:25. The Griswold Library is also closed until at least 1:30-p.m.