OTTAWA — A tree fell on powerlines at 9 a.m. Thursday on North Locust Street in Ottawa.
Businesses and homes lost power in a two- to three-block radius, said Ottawa Police Department Officer Jake Macke, who was on scene at the time.
“To my knowledge everyone across the tracks has power,” he said.
A crew from Asplundh Tree Expert Co. was on the scene and began to remove the tree at 11:40 a.m. The power was still out at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. At that time, Ottawa Municipal Director Jack Williams said, the power company was estimating it would take a couple of more hours to restore power.
Macke said it wasn’t clear what caused the tree to fall.
“The ground is pretty saturated,” he said. “I’d only be guessing to say that was the cause.”