Overnight Power Outage Leaves Thousands In The Dark

An overnight power outage left thousands of Alliant Energy customers without power in Fond du Lac. The outage occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m., affecting the west side of Fond du Lac for both residents and businesses. KFIZ News reached out to Scott Reigstad, Senior Communications spokesperson for Alliant, who told us an ATC transmission line outage impacted the Hickory St. Substation on Fond du Lac’s west side. Power was restored just before 3:00 a.m. ATC informed Alliant that the cause of the outage was an animal getting into the substation.