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Power restored in Lincoln County

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The lights are back on in Lincoln County. After more than week of power failures, Inland Light and Power today got the last of the repairs completed, said company spokeswoman Catherine Markson. “We’re all cleaned up,” she said. The trouble started more than a week ago, when a stubborn system of freezing fog settled over the area. Ice accumulated on trees and power lines, leading to downed lines throughout the county. A number of power poles snapped in the area, as well. At the height of the problem, 3,200 customers were without power, Markson said, adding that at some point, every customer in the county lost power. “Even the old-timers are tell us they’ve never seen anything like this,” Markson said.
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