HAMPTON, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE: Power has been restored to those on the Illinois side of the river according to MidAmerican Energy's website.
ORIGINAL: More than 1,500 people are without power on the Illinois side of the river right now.
According to MidAmerican Energy Company's outage map, as of 9:03 p.m., 1,595 customers have lost power in the Hampton/Port Byron/Rapids City area.
The outage started at 7:18 p.m. and is expected to be restored by 9:45 p.m.
The cause is believed to be a transformer that went down.
Warming centers have opened up in Port Byron and Rapids City's city halls for those who are affected.