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Power restored in downtown Columbia

UPDATE 11 A.M.: The Columbia Water and Light outage map shows no remaining power outages.

All power has been restored.

— Columbia Water&Light (@CoMoWaterLight) December 27, 2018

Columbia Water and Light spokeswoman Lissie Wade said 702 customers were affected by the outage, which was caused by an equipment problem. The outage started at 9:32 a.m. and power was restored by 10:07 a.m.

Wade said a guy-wire got into a circuit causing the outage.

ORIGINAL: Traffic lights were out Thursday morning on Providence Road from Locust Street in downtown Columbia south.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said crews were on the way to investigate the cause of the outage a little before 10 p.m. MoDOT maintains the road because it is a state highway.

Boone County emergency dispatchers sent out an alert about the outage a little after 9:30 a.m.

Columbia Water and Light’s online outage map showed an outage affecting about 500 customers in the downtown area. Crews were working on fixing the problem, a Water and Light spokeswoman said.

The outage was affecting an area of several square miles including all of downtown and the University of Missouri, according to the area shown on the map.

The City of Columbia is currently experiencing a power outage between Providence Road and Old 63 North. We have crews on the scene working on repairs. We will continue sending out updates.

— Columbia Water&Light (@CoMoWaterLight) December 27, 2018

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