Columbia Water and Light reported zero outages Friday afternoon

Friday, July 11, 2014 | 6:51 p.m. CDT; updated 7:12 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 13, 2014

COLUMBIA — As of Friday afternoon, the Columbia Water and Light Department was reporting zero total outages in Columbia.

Local workers and Missouri Public Utility Alliance support crews have been working to restore power to Columbia residents after heavy storms Monday. The crews spent Friday finishing work on Spring Valley Road, as well as isolated outages on Fairview Road, Connie Kacprowicz,Water and Light's communications and marketing supervisor, said.

The department's online Outage Viewer showed zero outages in Columbia on Friday, which Kacprowicz confirmed.

Kacprowicz said the department is keeping track of all expenses and staff hours through work orders and time sheets. The costs will also include reimbursing utility alliance members who sent support crews to Columbia thanks to the organization's Mutual Aid Agreement. This includes covering their food and hotel expenses.

A Water and Light news release said workers from other municipalities would be paid by their employer, who would then be reimbursed by the department.

The release asks any customers without power to contact the department at 875-2555.

Supervising editor is Samuel Hardiman.


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