Power outage in Osage


OSAGE, Iowa – The entire community of Osage briefly lost power Friday afternoon.

The police department says it happened around 2 pm and lasted for about 15 minutes.

Osage Municipal Utilities posted several messages on its Facebook page explaining what was happening.  They say they were doing some needed work on one of their backup generators and needed to disconnect a 400 pound breaker.  When the work was finished and they tried to reconnect the breaker, it jammed and forced them to shut down power for safety reasons.

Osage Municipal Utilities restored power and posted online that they summoned a crew from Cedar Rapids to fix the jam.  They then had to cut power to the whole town again at 8:40 pm as repairs continued and power was back on around 9 pm.

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