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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | May 31, 2008

When a transformer at South Seventh Avenue and South 15th Street blew shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, a few people may have grumbled about not being able to make their morning coffee or switch on a light to read their newspaper or turn the light on in the bathroom to take a shower.

Well, they only had 16 minutes to grumble.

That’s how long it took the City of Estherville crews to get the power back on and working again.

Our city crews should be congratulated for a job well done. Then well doesn’t describe it. That was a great job.

One wonders how long it would have taken to get the power back on in Des Moines or Chicago…

City crews have been equally as responsive in removing blown-down tree limbs, something that’s plagued the city for the last two nights or so. They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but it seems to have managed to hit Estherville two nights in a row.