Power outages reported in Columbia

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | 5:00 p.m. CDT; updated 7:09 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

COLUMBIA — A series of weather-related power outages hit Columbia on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.

Around 1,300 people in the College Park Drive area lost power when a tree came down on a power line around 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday, said Connie Kacprowicz, a utility services specialist at Columbia Water and Light.

Except for a few isolated areas, as of 6:10 p.m. power had been almost totally restored, she said.

In a separate outage Wednesday, roughly 1,200 customers around Stewart and Providence roads lost power around 3 p.m., Kacprowicz said.

On Tuesday night, a tree fell on a power line around 5:30 p.m. knocked out power for 1,000 customers along Scott Boulevard and in the Copperstone Subdivision.

On Wednesday morning, around 200 people were powerless in the Whitegate Drive area for around 45 minutes.

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