Overnight Storms Hit MIX Country 96 Tower Site and Cause Multiple Power Outages
Overnight storms are to blame for several power outages reported in mid-Missouri counties.
The storms knocked MIX Country 96, 95.7FM off the air as lightning hit the tower site near Centralia.
It is now back on the air as of 6:30 this morning (Friday).
More than 300 customers of Boone Electric Cooperative were without power shortly before 2 this morning.
According to Boone Electric, lightning likely hit a substation in western Boone County.
Crews were on the scene working on restoring the power.
Ameren Energy reported 180 customers lost power between Centralia and Hallsville.
Consolidated Electric reported a total of 220 customers without power, with 140 customers without power north of Centralia and 39 customers in Monroe County.