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.

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