More than 1,000 electric customers in Franklin, Hardin, Butler, and Grundy counties were without power on Tuesday morning, according to the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. The majority of those affected by the outages are served by Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative, Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative and Grundy Rural Electric Cooperative.

Garrett Thompson, General Manager of Franklin REC, said the rolling outages were a regional issue - the result of record-setting cold weather in southern states.

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