More than 1,000 people affected by power outages Saturday afternoon

Saturday, January 18, 2014 | 5:42 p.m. CST; updated 5:49 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 18, 2014

COLUMBIA — Approximately 1,178 people were intermittently without power Saturday afternoon, according to the Columbia Water and Light Department's map of electrical outages.

The power issues affected the area surrounding Providence Road between West Broadway and Stadium Boulevard.

The affected area included Daniel Boone Regional Library, the west side of the MU campus and Greektown.

Electricity in the Sigma Pi fraternity house on Providence Road had been going on and off since around 3 p.m., resident Ryan Havey said.

Traffic lights at the intersections of Providence Road and Elm Street and Providence Road and Stewart Road were flashing.

Columbia Water and Light Department had assigned crews to the affected area, according to its website.

Supervising editor is Elise Schmelzer.

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George Cox January 18, 2014 | 9:41 p.m.

Just FYI: I only opened the link to the outage map out of curiosity, but it doesn't seem to indicate an area anywhere near the area reported in the text of the story.

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