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5,200 Without Power in Lincoln

5,200 Without Power in Lincoln

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More than 5,000 Ameren customers in Lincoln and surrounding areas were without power Friday.

Problems at two substations caused a fault on a transmission line that provides electricity to the city.¬†Ameren spokeswoman Marcelyn¬†Love says it’s unclear why the substations¬†failed.

Love says Ameren is restoring power to the area about 1,000 customers at a time so as not to overwhelm the system. She anticipates everyone will be back up by 6:00 Friday night.

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