Power outage in Cape Girardeau

Hundreds were without power Thursday morning in Cape Girardeau, and it's not because of the weather.

Ameren crews are on Old Sprigg near Bertling, putting up a new utility pole after police say a car hit a utility pole, knocking out power in hundreds of homes.

Police say the driver of the car swerved to miss a deer on the road, and crashed into the pole.

The driver of the car was not injured.

At 4 a.m., Ameren crews on the scene said power will be out for about three or four more hours for the 100 customers still affected.

As of 8:20 a.m., Ameren reported 16 customers in Cape Girardeau without power.

As of 1:25 p.m., Ameren did not report any outages in Cape Girardeau.

Power was out in many more homes on that side of town earlier this morning.

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