4 p.m Some residents of the town of West Plains are seeing their power restored. If you are without power, contact the City of West Plains at 417-256-7176
Power outage traffic reminder: In the state of Missouri, dark signs or non-functioning traffic signals act as a four-way stop.
2:50 p.m Howell Oregon Electric customers are not affected by the power outage.
2:38 p.m A crash involving a vehicle that hit a power line has caused a power outage in West Plains. The power line appears to have started a fire near the transfer station on Old Airport Road in West Plains.
Power is out for a large number of people in West Plains and phone lines are down.
Cody Sanders of the city of West Plains gave us this statement: “We have lines down at the transfer station, utilities and fire are on scene. No further details available.”
2:32 p.m West Plains is currently experiencing a power outage. We are currently speaking with the City of West Plains to understand the situation. Check back for updates on the scene.
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