Power restored for many in central Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy says thousands of customers have their power back following severe weather in the area.

The company says about 500 customers remain without power as of Friday night, down from more than 3,000.

Company spokesman Tim Grabinski says the power went out Friday afternoon due to the weather. Additional information was not available.

The National Weather Service says a strong thunderstorm has moved through Des Moines and surrounding areas. It included lightning, heavy downpours and low visibility.

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