Columbia Workers Restore Power After Outage

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COLUMBIA - Columbia residents have their power back after an outage Sunday morning.

Columbia Water and Light officials said they remembered the London Drive and Jean Rae Drive area as having the worst outage. Water and Light officials working with the emergency team told KOMU the city sent workers to the area to resolve the problem but were unable to give any specifics as to what caused the outage. They said they would be able to release more details about the power outage Monday when administrative officials return to work.

Several Columiba residents on Jean Rae Drive told KOMU they remembered the power going out around 10 a.m.

"We thought there might have been an explosion because we heard a loud boom right as the power went out," resident Terry Pippenger said.

Pippenger said his family heard sirens about 15 minutes after the loud noise and coinciding power outage. Several residents in the area said the power was out for approximately 30 minutes before it was restored.