Columbia power outage causes problems for 2,500 residents

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, April 02 2015 Apr 2, 2015 Thursday, April 02, 2015 9:17:00 AM CDT April 02, 2015 in News
By: Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Nearly 2,500 Columbia residents experienced a power outage near College Avenue and Stadium Boulevard for about 20 minutes Thursday morning. 

Connie Kacprowicz, Utility Services Specialist with Columbia Water and Light, said it's likely that lightning hit a utility pole, causing the power to go out. 

The outage also affected traffic signals on College Avenue. 

As of 10:30 a.m., power had been restored to all Columbia Water and Light customers.

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