Andy Stalzer, journeyman lineman, works on repairing a mile of transmission line damaged by high winds June 9.
Tornadic winds the evening of June 9 downed a mile of Corn Belt Power Cooperative’s double circuit 69 kilovolt transmission line in Floyd County.
The storm caused outages in five Corn Belt Power substations, with Midway Substation south of Charles City having the longest outage from 5:16 to 7:57 p.m. Crews operated switches manually to re-energize Corn Belt Power facilities. MidAmerican Energy Company reportedly had a 161 kilovolt line hit by the storm.
Linemen cleared a road that was blocked with broken poles. Continued wet and stormy weather conditions hampered work to rebuild the downed line, requiring a couple of weeks to complete the project.