Grundy Center, Iowa – July 11, 2011 – The weekend thunderstorm that produced extremely high winds in the Grundy County REC’s service territory resulted in approximately 80 downed poles and many transmission line pole downed causing 430 member-customers to be without power.Our hardest hit areas are in Marshall and Tama county effecting the rural areas of Marshalltown, Garwin, Gladbrook, Traer, Clutier, and Toledo.
All of Corn Belt’s and Grundy County REC’s crews are working dilegently to get power restored. In addition, crews from other cooperative are on their way to help repair the transmission system.
Today’s efforts will focus on restoring power to the affected areas and with many transmission lines and poles downed the effort could take 2 to 3 days.
Each crew is working diligently with a concerted effort to get everyone back on as quickly and safely as possible in these areas. We are extremely proud of the progress that has been made by Grundy County REC’s employees, along with Corn Belt and the assisting cooperative crews, during some very difficult situations. And we thank the member-customers for their patiences.