Storm causes power outage

About 2,600 MidAmerican Energy customers in Webster County lost power Thursday morning during the snow storm, according to local officials and utility representatives.

By late Thursday morning there were 271 customers without power in rural Webster County and 82 Fort Dodge customers without power, according to Abby Bottenfield, a MidAmerican Energy spokeswoman.

She said 75 repair crews were dispatched to the area.