Many still without power Sunday

High winds to blame for outages in Calhoun and Webster counties

Fort Dodge area residents were greeted with more snow Sunday morning, but no major accidents were reported throughout the area.

About 5 inches of snow fell in Fort Dodge, according to Kelsey Angle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines.

Angle reported about 8 inches of snow had fallen in northern Webster County as of Sunday afternoon.

Seventy-three customers were without power Sunday afternoon in Webster County, according to Kathy Krafka-Harkema, a spokesperson for MidAmerican Energy Co.

Krafka-Harkema said the outages were due to ice on the power lines and high winds.

In Humboldt County, between 6 to 8 inches fell.

Lesser amounts fell in Calhoun County, with anywhere from 2 to 5 inches falling there.

The Calhoun County sheriff’s office reported a few accidents, but nothing serious.

Residents in Rockwell City and throughout the county also lost power.

Krafka-Harkema reported 222 customers without power in Calhoun County. She said customers there have been without power since Saturday night.

It’s not yet known when power is expected to be restored.

A few minor accidents were reported in Kossuth County.

One car reportedly went into a ditch in Sac County. No injuries were reported.

No accidents were reported in Webster, Humboldt, Pocahontas, and Sac counties.

Several area schools announced two-hour delays for the start of the week, including Humboldt, Manson Northwest Webster and Pocahontas.

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