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Power outages affect hundreds across Mid-Missouri

UPDATE 9:20 A.M.: Storms caused about 1,500 Columbia Water and Light customers to lose power Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson with the electric utility said a tree fell on power lines because of storms. Power has since been restored to customers between Range Line Street and Oakland Gravel Road.

The spokesperson said a second outage affecting three customers was reported on Big Bear Boulevard. The second outage was caused by a faulty underground conductor, the spokesperson said.

UPDATE 9:14 A.M.: Hundreds of electric customers are in the dark after storms swept through Mid-Missouri Wednesday morning.

Three electric cooperatives in Camden County have reported outages as storms move through the area.

The association of Missouri Cooperatives website said 841 Co-Mo Electric Cooperative customers and more than 100 customers each between Laclede Electric Co-op and Southwest Electric Co-op reported outages.

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative said more than 600 customers have no lights in Morgan County.

Ameren Electric's outage map said two outages near eastern Pettis County affected more than 700 customers. The outage map said 365 customers in Smithton and 381 more customers east of Highway 135 had no lights.

ORIGINAL: Outages across Boone county affected more than 1,800 electric customers Wednesday morning.

The water and light outage map said 1,540 customers between Range Line Street and Oakland Gravel Road were affected.

Boone County Joint Communications tweeted just after 8 a.m. the outage turned off stoplights in the area.

The Boone County Electric Cooperative outage map said more than 300 customers were affected by multiple outages reported around Columbia and one near Centralia.

It's wasn't immediately clear what caused the outages.

The ABC 17 Stormtrack team is tracking a band of storms and fast-moving winds in Mid-Missouri Wednesday morning.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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