HIGHLAND, Ill. – The City of Highland had power restored after more than 10,000 residents were left in the dark Saturday afternoon and into the night.

Power came back around 1:40 a.m., according to Highland Police Department.

The city lost power Saturday afternoon and left residents without electricity to run air conditioners and fans on a sweltering day.

According to Sgt. Gary Sellers, spokesman for the Highland Police Department, power went out around 4:30 p.m. Authorities suspect a downed power line to be the cause of the outage.

The city opened a cooling center at the Weinheimer Community Center, located at 100 Main Street. It's running on generator power and will remain open for the next 24 hours.

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