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Waverly Light and Power Outage History

Stay on top of recent outages and current with what Waverly Light and Power is doing to be a reliable energy supplier.


Power Outage Update, Saturday, April 28, 2012

506 Waverly Light and Power customers on circuit NN, which feeds customers North East and South East of town, along with the customers along the Cedar Lane Area, experienced an outage of approximately forty minutes from 2:20 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. A squirrel caused the outage by running across the live portion of a switch on our system.

Power Outage Update, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Waverly Light and Power experienced an outage last night, at 307 Crestwood Avenue where a transformer failed causing the outage. It affected 5 customers from 7:30 PM until 10:45 PM.

Power Outage Update, Saturday, December 10, 2011

Eight Waverly Light and Power customers experienced an outage in the 800 and 900 block of 1st and 2nd Ave NE when a fuse in a transformer opened up and shut off power from 5:25 a.m. until 7:15 a.m.

Power Outage Update, Thursday, September 29, 2011

30 customers were without power from 1:45 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. this afternoon on Circuit NW when a tree branch fell off a tree during high winds. The affected customers were in the area of 420 5th Ave NW.

Power Outage Update, Friday, July 1, 2011

Waverly Light and Power experienced a power outage at the new middle school. The school was the only business affected, however most customers being fed from the south substation may have experienced a blink at 9:11 a.m.

Power Outage Update, Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Waverly Light and Power had an outage that affected fourteen customers near Emery Drive this morning from 7:15 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. Mike Litterer, Operations Manager, reported the cause of the outage was a squirrel. 

Power Outage Update, Tuesday, May 10, 2011

355 customers were without power for 20 minutes this morning when Waverly Light and Power crews caused an old electric line being removed to come into contact with a new line that was recently installed. The affected customers were in the far eastern edge of Waverly extending from the northeast to the southeast.

Power Outage Update, Saturday, April 25, 2011

A few customers experienced an outage Saturday April 23, 2011 near Third Ave NE. A pedestal block melted causing partial loss of power to customers being served in that area. Fourteen customers were without power from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 5 customers were without power from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Power Outage Update, Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lightning struck a line near 10th Ave SW at 8:45 p.m. last evening. The breaker operated once, which blinked all 161 customers on that electrical circuit and then automatically closed back in. Customers included a variety of nearby commercial and residential customers located south of the high school. 

When the line came back on, power was maintained to all customers except three who were without one phase (had partial power) for 3 hours 15 minutes. Crews worked to resolve the situation by switching those customers to a back-up electrical feed. Full power was restored to these three customers at 2:30 a.m. 

Another thirty-one customers south of the high school were without power for 2 hours 30 minutes while the line was repaired along 10th Ave SW.

During the switching process, three commercial customers experienced two different five-minute outages due to procedures to maintain power to them during the larger repair process.

Power Outage Update, Monday, August 9, 2010

 Waverly Light and Power  had one outage that affected 33 customers for one hour in southwest Waverly near the hospital.  A lightning strike caused a fuse to blow, there was no other damage that we are aware of at this time.  We did have a few voltage dips that came through on the 69 kv sub-transmission line that momentarily affected all customers.

Power Outage Update, Saturday, July 25, 2010

 Saturday morning, July 10, 2010, at 1:30 a.m. the Waverly Light and Power service territory had two lightning strikes causing some customers to experience power outages.

A circuit was struck by lightning at 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning and cut one phase in half.  Power was restored about 5 a.m. A few of our larger customers in west Waverly would have been out of power as well as some residential customers. All in all 159 customers were out of power in SW Waverly.

A different circuit which feeds NW Waverly was struck by lightning at 1:30 a.m. as well, affecting 451 customers in NW Waverly.  Power was restored at 3:20 a.m. This feeds almost entirely residential customers.  The city lift station on 6th Ave NW was without power during this period. This left station serves the Wartburg and Willow Lawn area.  The Waverly Light and Power generators were not put in service for this outage because the circuit damage would have prevented the electricity produced from reaching the area.

Power Outage Update, Friday, July 23, 2010

 We had 8 outages last night, all due to lightning.  Five outages were on feeder NN our North Farm line, 2 outages on feeder SE which feeds the SE portion of Waverly including the sewage treatment plant and one on feeder SS which feeds out South Farm line.  Six of the outages each affected one customer, one outage affected 7 customers and the last one affected 26 customers.  All power was restored by 7:10 Am this morning with outage times ranging from one hour to two and a half hours to change out a transformer that failed.

Power Outage Update, Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tyler Plate, a Waverly Light and Power Journey Lineman, found a trampoline lodged in a power line on Horton Road on the north side of Waverly early this morning after a customer phone call alerted the Law Center and the utility of the situation. Read the full news article.

 The utility reported these power outages as a direct result of the severe weather experienced during the overnight hours. 


Area of Waverly
# Customers
1:50 a.m.
3 hrs 10 minutes
fuse blown due to lightning strike
1:50 a.m.
4 hrs 40 minutes
transformer failed due to lightning strike
2:04 a.m.
1 hr 5 minutes
breaker opened due to lightning strike
2:10 a.m.
1 hr 50 minutes
partial power: two fuses blown due to lightning strike
2:10 a.m.
No outage
Trampoline blew into our line due to high winds

Power Outage Update, Thursday, June 10, 2010

All power has been restored after 2,680 customers of Waverly Light and Power experienced an electrical outage in the North, West, and East sections of Waverly lasting 26 minutes during the late morning.  Mike Litterer, Operations Manager, reported the cause was a fault on the 69 kv transmission line.

Power Outage Update,Tuesday June 8, 2010

Number of customers affected: 30
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

A large tree branch came down in the high winds this morning and knocked down a single phase primary line on 5th St SW at the intersection of 3rd Ave SW at 9:50 a.m. The line was put back in service at 11:20 AM.  30 customers were without power during the outage.

View a complete report  of all our outages since 2004.