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Lights back on for more than 1,000 hit by outages in Columbia

Several outages hit Columbia, leaving nearly 200 without power.
Several outages hit Columbia, leaving nearly 200 without power.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: According to officials with the City of Columbia, the outages were caused by an electrical fault on a circuit out of the Power Plant Substation. That caused protective equipment to malfunction in the plant that also impacted several other circuits feeding out from the substation.

Crews restored power by about 2 a.m.

ORIGINAL: Several power outages shut off lights in Columbia as storms swept through mid-Missouri.

At 12:20 a.m. Saturday, the city's Department of Water and Light Outage Map showed at least 16 outages in Columbia. More than 1,000 customers were without power.

The outages were mostly located near Providence Road between Stewart Road and Phyllis Avenue. One outage was further east on the Business Loop.

Columbia Water and Light posted updates to its Facebook.

Update (11:30pm): There are multiple outages in central and north Columbia affecting approximately 192 total customers....

Posted by Columbia Water & Light on Friday, March 27, 2020

At 11:30 p.m., the city posted that crews were working to restore power to each area as soon as possible.

Boone County Joint Communications sent out an alert shortly before 11:30 p.m.

"Power outages in Central Columbia in and around the downtown area," the alert said. "Use caution, avoid area if possible."

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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekend morning anchor, reporter and producer 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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