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Power restored to more than 1,600 in Columbia after early-morning outage

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More than 1,600 are without power in Columbia.

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.: City of Columbia officials confirmed the early-morning outage.

Officials said a tree limb on power lines caused the outage. Crews cleared off the lines Saturday morning and closed the circuit.

It is unclear if the outage is related to the multiple outages Friday night.

UPDATE 6:30 a.m: The outage map shows all power has been restored to Columbia customers.

ORIGINAL: According to the Columbia Water and Light outage map, 1,625 customers are without power in central Columbia.

The electric company's map shows the outage started just after 4 a.m. Saturday. The outage is located near South Providence Road and Research Park Drive.

It is unclear if this outage is related to the series of outages Friday night. A little more than 1,000 customers were affected by an outage along Providence Road. Power was restored in that outage just after 9 p.m.

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Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.


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  1. The next time a bunch of wacked out hippie tree huggers complain to City Council about trimming trees too close to powerlines along the holy Rock Quarry Road, I hope these thousands of people who lost power show up and laugh the tree huggers out of the room and then bitch out the Council for not taking care of the City’s electrical system.

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