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Power outages reported across Mid-Missouri after early morning storms

COLUMBIA, Mo.

8:45 a.m. update:

Ameren Missouri crews continue to work to restore the power to customers around the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The utility provider's outage map shows the number of outages is down to 48. Ameren Missouri reports the power outages are impacting more than 1,150 customers.

Boone Electric is working to fix one outage to the north of Columbia. More than a dozen customers are still without power, according to the company's outage map website.

MoDOT also closed Route HH at Rock in Macon County due to flooding.

The department asks drivers to find a different way around the closure.

7:05 a.m. update:

The number of Boone Electric power outages is down to five. The number of customers without power dropped to 27 from nearly 990 reported earlier on Wednesday morning.

Ameren Missouri continues to report power outages around the Lake of the Ozarks area. The utility provider reports the number of outages is up to 49.

Ameren Missouri's outage map shows more than 1,105 customers are without power.

Original story:

Utility providers in Mid-Missouri are reporting dozens of power outages after overnight storms.

There are at least 38 power outages around the Lake of the Ozarks area on Wednesday morning, according to Ameren Missouri's outage map. The utility provider reported the outages were impacting 1,015 customers.

Ameren Missouri said all of the power outages are weather-related. Crews are working to repair a downed utility pole near Red Barn Road. Utility workers are also working to remove tree limbs from powerlines in Linn Creek and along Horseshoe Bend Parkway.

Nearly 385 customers in Boone County are without power due to eight outages, according to the Boone Electric outage map website. The utility provider had reported nearly a dozen outages impacting about 990 customers on Wednesday around 3 a.m.

A Boone Electric spokesperson said the outages are weather-related. ABC 17 News is told downed tree limbs caused most of the power outages.

Columbia Water & Light reported nearly 110 customers were without power near Rollins Road and West Boulevard. Crews were able to restore the power early Wednesday morning.

ABC 17 News will update this story as crews make more repairs to the power outages in Mid-Missouri.

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