Charles City, Iowa – Nearly 1,000 Charles City residents lost power late Tuesday night.
MidAmerican Energy confirmed wind caused an insulator to break, leaving a loose wire.
Shortly after 8, residents told KCHA News they saw a big flash near 2nd street and Iowa.
Homes and businesses from the courthouse south to the Floyd County Medical Center to Maple Heights were left in darkness.
MidAmerican Energy restored power around 9.