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Traffic lights are out on Central Avenue in Northwood as downed power lines caused outages throughout North Iowa following overnight high winds and thunderstorms on Thursday.

As the calendar rolls over to a new week, there are still some 300 citizens in North Iowa after storms from the past week tore through the area.

At noon Sunday, Alliant Energy's power outage map listed some 316 customers with power outages.

Two-hundred and ninety-nine of those outages were in the North Iowa area.

While there are about 30 customers that will see their power return before Sunday draws to a close, most of the rest will have to wait until Monday to be back up and running again.

There are 148 customers out between Woden and Crystal Lake, along 320th Street, scheduled to have restoration by midnight.

One customer, along IA-9, should see their power return by Monday at 4 p.m.

Seventy-seven customers northwest of Bolan, near A-34, will be waiting until 10 p.m. Monday.

The same goes for 41 customers northwest of Manly. They'll also be waiting until Monday at 10 p.m. to have their power restored.

The power outages, downed power lines and road closures occurred across North Iowa Thursday following overnight and morning thunderstorms.

High winds, heavy rains and hail pummeled North Iowa Wednesday into Thursday.

A high wind warning was in effect for Cerro Gordo, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Hancock, Wright and Franklin counties. Winds increased to 30 to 40 mph with gusts of around 60 mph. Winds that strong make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

High winds also blew the roof off a building on Second Street Northwest in Britt.

At 9:53 a.m. Thursday, a 63 mph wind gust was reported at Mason City Municipal Airport.

In Lake Mills, the canopy over the gas pumps at Casey's was toppled by high winds.

Hancock County Emergency Management and Worth County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook that there were several downed power lines and poles through the counties.

And warming center were in operation at the Kensett Community Center in Kensett for Worth County residents without power.

Continue to check back for more updates as power is gradually returned.


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