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Lightning to blame for Boone County power outage

ABC 17 News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Boone Electric Cooperative said a lightning strike was to blame for a Tuesday morning power outage that affected at least 850 customers.

According to Boone Electric Cooperative's outage map, 220 members were without power as of 9:43 a.m. The outage was in the area of Scott Boulevard and West Gillespie Bridge Road.

An electric cooperative spokeswoman said two crews responded to the scene and found damage related to a lightning strike. She included lightning was spotted in the area at the time of the outage.

The electric cooperative was not able to say when power would come back.

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