Thousands Left Without Power after Bird Damages Substation

A power outage hit the north side of Fond du Lac early this morning after a bird found its way into the Alliant Energy North Fond du Lac Substation along Van Dyne Road. The bird caused an equipment failure in the substation just before 2:45am, leaving 2,827 customers without power in Fond du Lac and part of North Fond du Lac. Alliant Energy crews found the damage to be fairly extensive at the substation. They were able to repair the issue and return power to all customers around 5:30am.