Power outages due to storm, down to less than a handful - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Power outages due to storm, down to less than a handful

Puxico, Mo. (Source: cNews) Puxico, Mo. (Source: cNews)
Doniphan, Mo. (Source: cNews) Doniphan, Mo. (Source: cNews)
between New Hamburg and Oran, Mo. (Source: cNews) between New Hamburg and Oran, Mo. (Source: cNews)
north of Poplar Bluff near Hwy. 60/67 junction (Source: cNews Jim Hoyt) north of Poplar Bluff near Hwy. 60/67 junction (Source: cNews Jim Hoyt)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

3:05a.m. Update:  Ameren Missouri's website shows that the company has restored power to all of its customers in Scott County.

The only outages it shows are in Pemiscot and Stoddard Counties. 

Pemiscot shows 2 customers without power and Stoddard County shows only 1.

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2:10a.m. Update:  According to Ameren Missouri's website there are no customers without electricity in Cape Girardeau County.

But the number of customers without power in Scott County has gone up from 12 to 29.

In Pemiscot County there are still 2 customers without power and in Stoddard county there is still just one.

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12:45a.m. Update:  According to Ameren Missouri's website the number of customers without power in the counties it serves is down to less than 100.

In Cape Girardeau county, 33 customers are still without power.

In Scott County there are 12 customers without power.

In Pemiscot county there are 2 and in Stoddard county Ameren says there is one.

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A total of 816 homes in Cape Girardeau County remained without power around 10:45 p.m. Monday following  a storm that rolled through the area earlier in the day.  That was down from 1,518 customers at 9:20 p.m.

Jean Mason with Ameren Missouri says the outage was caused by a combination of lightning and wind taking out a few substations, which caused others to go out. In total, she says 4 substations had problems.

A downed tree over Highway 25 north of Advance stalled traffic in both lanes for a while until crews could clear it.  Both lanes were re-opened around 6:08 p.m., according to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department.

The following are weather reports from the National Weather Service.

6:05 p.m. - 54 mph wind gust at Round Knob, Ill. in Massac County

6:01 p.m. - The National Weather Service reports quarter size hail along Interstate 24 near mile marker 22.

5:32 p.m. - Quarter sized hail was reported near Poplar Bluff near Hwy. 57 and M.

5:25 p.m. - According to the National Weather Service, a couple of trees are down on US 51 north of Pulaski and north of Ullin.  There is also a report of debris from grain bin blown onto railroad tracks at Pulaski.  The estimated wind speed at 5:25 was 60 mph.

5:05 p.m. - 62 mph measured wind gust in Cape Girardeau.

 

The conditions affected drivers.

Cape Girardeau Police say the wreck at Kingshighway and Interstate 55 was caused by one driver rear-ending another while the signal lights were out.

A wreck at Broadway and Sprigg shut down one lane of traffic going each way, while they waited for a tow truck, which were in high demand Monday evening.

The Rhodes gas station on Kingshighway shut down its gas pumps after the storm took out the credit card machines.

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