COLUMBIA – Three wind-related power outages occurred on Wednesday, affecting around 1,400 residents, according to Columbia Water and Light.

Between 2 and 3 p.m., wind blew a tree onto a power line causing outages for 1,231 people in south Columbia. Smaller power outages at the Columbia Municipal Power Plant and along the Hominy Creeks transmission lines affected about 150 residents, said Ryan Williams, assistant director of Columbia Water and Light.

Columbia is under a wind advisory until 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The St. Louis branch of the weather service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook with thunderstorms possible throughout the evening with damaging winds, possible hail and isolated tornados.

Williams said a crew was able to remove the tree that fell into a Hinkson Creek distribution line and power was restored to all except a few customers. By 4 p.m., only around 75 houses were without power. The remaining outages will be restored house-by-house over the next few hours.

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