COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News received reports of power outages in south Columbia at approximately 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Viewers reported outages near Gillespie Bridge Road and the Thornbrook neighborhood via Facebook and Twitter posts.
At approximately 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, concerned callers could hear an updated automatic system on Columbia Water and Light's after hours phone number "for water or electric service problems." It reflected recent power outages saying the department is aware of issues near Scott Boulevard and Gillespie Bridge Road. The message also said water and light is working to correct this and will resolve the problem "as quickly as possible."
At about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, viewers began alerting KOMU 8 News via social media that the power returned to these areas.