Power Outages Affect NCK

Prairie Land Electric Cooperative updated their phone line shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday to let customers know about the outage which began around 5 a.m.  this morning.

It says the power interruption affects Kensington, Jewell, Burr Oak, Esbon, Smith Center, Portis, Gaylord, Osborne, Cedar and the surrounding areas.

It says crews are working to restore service to consumers, but does not have an estimated time when power will be restored.

A spokesperson for Prairie Land said they received 52 calls from customers about the outage. However, a total number of people affected was not available.

There is a report that some Rolling Hills Electric customers may have been affected as well. We will update this story as information comes available.

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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015. He is the father of an eight year old daughter who enjoys spending his free time with her, his very significant other and her children. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for the local newspaper.