SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Strong storms that moved through the Ozarks on Monday morning caused minor damage throughout the area. Emergency managers in Greene County reported scattered power lines and trees down, with winds gusting up to 68 mph. Surrounding counties had similar reports as the storm tracked eastward.
City Utilities of Springfield sent an update on Twitter to let the public know its crews are working on restoring power in its service area. About 8:30 p.m., CU reported 100 customers had no power, down from a high of 8,000 outages (out of about 110,000 meters) in the morning. Customers with outages should call CU at 1-888-863-9001.
Webster Electric Co-op reported scattered outages in the Elkland, Marshfield, Northview and Rogersville areas.
As the storm moved eastward, more power outages were reported around West Plains and other areas of south central Missouri. Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative reported outages in a widespread area, including around Dora, Vanzant, Caulfield, West Plains, Willow Springs, Mountain View, Thayer, Eminence and Winona. As of 4 p. m. Monday, HOEC knew of 1,843 members without power.