Thousands affected by power outage

Thousands affected by power outage

A power outage affected a couple thousand customers on Madison’s northeast side Friday afternoon, according to Madison Gas and Electric.

The utility’s outage map showed as many as 2,900 customers without power at about 12:45 p.m.

Company officials said the outage was caused by a power line coming into a substation.

Power was restored to MG&E after an outage lasting about one-half hour.

About 1,027 Alliant Energy customers in Dane County were still without power at 12:50 p.m.. Power was restored by 1:15 p.m.