advertisement

Early morning power outage affects 1,060 customers in Columbia

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 12:22 p.m. CDT; updated 2:19 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 19, 2012

COLUMBIA — A damaged underground electrical line caused a power outage that affected 1,060 customers early Tuesday, said Columbia Water and Light spokeswoman Connie Kacprowicz.

The outage from 12:45 to 3:15 a.m. extended from Greektown to just east of West Boulevard South and from the American Red Cross on South Providence Road to Stewart Road, Kacprowicz said.

As a temporary solution, workers isolated the problem area and were able to feed power from another electric line from other areas of town. They are working Tuesday to permanently repair the line.

Kacprowicz said the damage to the electrical line could have been caused by underground animals, shifting soil or rocks. Crews are still working to determine the exact cause.

Supervising editor is Elizabeth Brixey.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements