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Power restored for Columbia residents after Christmas day outage

Traffic light out at Stadium.
Traffic light out at Stadium.


Power was restored for over 2,000 customers around 4:07 p.m. Christmas day.

Columbia Water and Light said an estimated 2,500 customers are without power on Christmas day. Boone County Joint Communications reports multiple stoplights out along Providence and Stadium.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution on the streets of Columbia as power outages affect traffic lights. Columbia Water and Light have crews working to restore power, but told ABC 17 there is no known cause of the power outage and no estimated time power will be restored.

When ABC 17 crews went to investigate the traffic lights, traffic was not backed up as not many people were on the roads. Traffic lights are out at intersections at Providence, Mick Deaver, Stadium and Monk.

The neighborhoods near Highpoint Park reported several power outages. At one point, the City of Columbia outage map showed as many as 10 reported incidents.

Residents tell ABC 17 crews their power has been out since about 2 p.m. and they want to know when it will be restored.

This is a developing story. Check back for more and watch ABC 17 News at 10 p.m.

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Hannah Falcon

Hannah joined the ABC 17 News Team from Houston, Texas, in June 2021. She graduated from Texas A&M University. She was editor of her school newspaper and interned with KPRC in Houston. Hannah also spent a semester in Washington, D.C., and loves political reporting.


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