High winds impacting north-central Iowa
MASON CITY — Power companies from throughout north-central Iowa continue to work to restore power after lines were blown down due to winds as high as 60 miles per hour across our area this morning.
Alliant Energy shows the majority of the communities of Northwood and Greene were without power this morning, while most communities in our listening area were impacted at one level or another.
Semis were blown over on Interstate 35 this morning near Dows and Hanlontown, but those incidents have been resolved.
The canopy of the Casey’s General Store in Lake Mills was blown over by the strong winds.
Winnebago and Worth county authorities report that they have received a large amount of reports about downed power lines, poles and trees in the county.
A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 o’clock this afternoon for the majority of our listening area.