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High winds cause power outage in East Prairie

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EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) -

High winds knocked out power and caused school to close early in East Prairie.

Ameren Missouri reported as many as 1,701 customers without power Thursday morning.

A dispatcher with the East Prairie Police Department says high winds caused the outage.

East Prairie R-2 Schools closed at 11:30 a.m. due to the power outage.

As of 12:50 p.m., only two Ameren Missouri customers in Mississippi County were without power.

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