Power restored in Cape Girardeau

Just as the water was cleared to drink, the power went out in Cape
Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 10:42 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2022 at 12:19 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A power outage affecting more than 2,000 customers was reported in downtown Cape Girardeau shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, October 7.

According to the Ameren Missouri outage map, as of noon, power had been restored to all customers.

The power outage included some traffic lights downtown

The traffic lights at the intersection of North West End Boulevard and Broadway Street was just...
The traffic lights at the intersection of North West End Boulevard and Broadway Street was just one area in Cape Girardeau without power Friday morning because of an outage.(Source: KFVS/Roger Seay)

A spokesperson with Ameren said the outage was caused by an equipment issue when a switch on the system failed.

Crews could be seen working on the lines on Minnesota Avenue and College Street, in front of Jefferson Elementary School.

Ameren Missouri crews are working to restore power in front of Jefferson Elementary School in...
Ameren Missouri crews are working to restore power in front of Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau.(Source: KFVS/Roger Seay)