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Power outages reported near Lake of the Ozarks area as storms hit parts of Mid-Missouri


Thunderstorms hit parts of Mid-Missouri on Tuesday evening, resulting in significant power outages for some counties.

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative customers in Morgan County were hit early in the evening with outages, as the cooperative reported 930 outages in the county by 10:20 p.m., with 774 coming from Co-Mo Electric Cooperative and 156 being Ameren customers.

There were 884 customers in Benton County without power at 10:23 p.m., with 380 coming from Co-Mo Electric Cooperative and 400 coming from Southwest Electric Co-op.

A Co-Mo Electric Cooperative spokesman told ABC 17 News in an email that its outages were weather-related. The spokesman -- Patrick Wood -- said crews are working to restore power, but did not give an ETA for power to be restored.

At its peak, there were more than 1,000 Ameren customers in Camden County without power by 10:10 p.m., with 820 being Ameren Missouri customers and 211 being reported between three Co-ops: Co-Mo Electric Cooperative (158), Laclede Electric Co-op and Southwest Electric Co-op.

At 10:52 p.m., there with just under 900 without power in Camden County with 842 being from Ameren and 52 coming from Co-Mo Electric.

There were 1,866 electricity customers having to deal with an outage in Miller County by 10:47 p.m., with 1,416 coming from Ameren and 355 from Three Rivers Electric.

The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District warned residents on Facebook about downed trees and power lines.

"Please stay off the roads if you can. There are numerous trees down across the roadways," the post read. "Please be careful if you are without power! Downed lines(including phone and cable) can be energized and will KILL YOU! Do not go near downed lines!

Cole County saw 184 outages being reported at its by 10:10 p.m., with 112 coming from Three Rivers Electric and 72 coming from Ameren.

Three Rivers Electric also confirmed that all of their outages are a result from the storms. A spokesperson said in a message on social media that crews are currently working to restore power, but did not have an estimated time for power to be restored.

"We encourage members to stay away from downed power lines and call the co-op at 573-644-9000 to report outages," the message stated.

ABC 17 News reached out to Ameren Missouri.

This story is developing.

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