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Equipment failure was the cause of a brief power outage that affected 6,723 Corn Belt Energy cooperative members located in Bloomington-Normal late Wednesday morning.

Officials with the power cooperative tell Regional Radio News that the power outage occurred at about 11:41 a.m. due to an equipment malfunction in the Normal substation causing the outage. Crews arrived on scene promptly to assess the situation and were able to restore power to all impacted cooperative members by 12:42 p.m.

Corn Belt Energy thanks their members for their patience, and encourages members to contact them at 1-800-879-0339 to report power outages, partial power, and downed lines or poles. 

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