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Ice Storm Continues to Affect the Area

The recent ice storm is now over, but its affects in Marion County are not. Pella Cooperative Electric reports that there are still outages in the area. As of 5:30am MidAmerican Energy reported that there several communities in the area were still experiencing outages. Including 18 homes in Leighton, 33 in Knoxville, 130 in Rural Marion County, 226 in Monroe, 65 in New Sharon and 14 in Tracy. Power crews are working on these problems and hope to get all power restored as soon as possible. County Emergency Management says residents without electricity can call either the Marion County Sheriff’s Office @ 641-828-2220 or the Pella Police Department @ 641-628-4921 to provide basic information that will be used to determine the need for shelters.