UPDATE: Few parts of Sioux Center, IA left without power, water main break fixed
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) -
The city of Sioux Center had a major incident happen yesterday morning and today they're recovering. Sioux Center city officials said one of their two substations had blow out-- causing significant damage and leaving half the town without power.
There was also a water main break-- the break has been fully repaired and residents are no longer needing to conserve water.
With the help of neighboring communities, the city worked through the night to repair the electrical system. There are now very few residents who are still without power. The Red Cross left Sunday morning.
Sioux Center Municipal Utilities west substation sustained major damage early Saturday morning.
Local and regional utility crews are working diligently to safely restore power. The damage is significant so isolating and rerouting power is a fairly complex challenge.
The city of Sioux Center expects that many in the community will have power restored sometime Saturday. However, there is a smaller core part of the community that may be without power for several days.
A water main was also impacted and all Sioux Center residents are encouraged to limit the use of water.
The Red Cross is setting up an emergency shelter in the Sioux Center Community High School Gym at 550 9th Street, NE. There will be cots and food available.
The cause of the substation damage is undetermined. At this point, the city is concentrating on restoring power and the safety of the community.
We will post updates as they are made available to us.