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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | June 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Strong winds early Friday toppled trees, tossed yards items, and caused power outages.  One house at the corner of National Avenue at Meadowmere Street was one example of damage; a large tree crashed into its roof. In Nixa, Ron Duncan heard a bump in the night. “I thought it was a branch. I didn't think the whole tree, and it was the whole tree,” he said.  “It was amazing.  I'm surprised we didn't have far more damage.  It could have been a lot worse than it is. " Like many in Christian County, Duncan felt the wrath of 70 mile- per-hour winds.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | September 16, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - We're receiving reports of scattered power outages across the Ozarks this morning. Confirmed reports of power outages come from the Empire District and City Utilities. Roughly 100 people are without power in Pierce City, and up to 35 people across Springfield are without electricity as of 7:15 a.m. Many viewers in the Nixa area reported power outages there, but have said since that power has come back on as of 7:18 a.m.
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By Cliff Erwin, KY3 News and cerwin@ky3.com | July 21, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - With the extreme heat in the Ozarks, utility companies are having to deal with overheating equipment. On Thursday, on the north side of Springfield, lines going into a transformer overheated, sparked a small grass fire and knocked out power to several homes for about 2 hours. The incident occurred in the Lakewood Mobile Home Park on north farm road 137. According to City Utilities, transformers are not getting a chance to cool off during the night because of the constant high temperatures.
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News Release | February 26, 2013
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- The winter storms that moved through the area this morning created several outages throughout Southwest Electric Cooperative's entire system; which serves portions of 11 counties ranging from Springfield to Warsaw, to Camdenton. Crews have been working since Monday evening when the storm began. Power to the southern portion of our system has been completely restored.  Progress on the northern portion of our system has been slowed due to heavy snow accumulations on power lines, trees and roads.  This has made it very time consuming for crews to physically reach some areas, slowing the progress even more.
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by Paul Adler, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 21, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The thunderstorms early Friday knocked out power all over Springfield.  City Utilities of Springfield reported approximately 1,000 customers lost electricity.  It knocked out traffic signals on Kansas Expressway at Sunshine Street, where drivers treated it as a four-way stop.  Lights went out in the Chesterfield Village area as well.  The lights got knocked out on Battlefield Road at Kansas, too. CU reported all of the...
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edited news release | February 22, 2013
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative crews were working Friday to restore power following the ice storm that began Thursday morning and continued through late afternoon.  At the height of the outage, HOEC officials reported just more than 3,800 members of the cooperative without power. Ice on tree limbs coming from outside of the cooperative right of ways and high winds were the main cause of power outages from the storm. At 4 p.m. Friday, the cooperative reported 142 members without power.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | February 26, 2013
MACKS CREEK, Mo. - Heavy snowfall led to power outages along with school and business closings Tuesday around the Lake of the Ozarks. There are a lot of stores that look like the Bates 66 convenience store in Camden County.  The power was out, and doors were locked. "We just came down here to see if it was open and it wasn't open," said Harley Wilkens. Nearly a foot of snow in fell in places like Macks Creek and Camdenton, weighing down and snapping utility lines across the area.  Some entire communities were left without power for several hours.
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by Patrick Shehan, KY3 News and PShehan@KY3.com | October 26, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Crews with City Utilities of Springfield spent the morning restoring service to 500 customers following storms early Tuesday.  Most of the outages were in the south and southeast parts of the area.  No major damage has been reported. To report an outage, call 1-888-863-9001.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | June 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A downpour covered parts of the Ozarks on Saturday.  Some areas of Springfield saw up to nine inches of rain in the space of two hours.  The heavy rains led to hazardous conditions in some areas. For the first time ever in Springfield the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency on Saturday.  That status is applied anytime there is an indication of a severe flooding situation in a densely populated area. That warning expired in the afternoon but emergency managers continue to monitor more heavy rains heading this way from the west.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | September 16, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - We're receiving reports of scattered power outages across the Ozarks this morning. Confirmed reports of power outages come from the Empire District and City Utilities. Roughly 100 people are without power in Pierce City, and up to 35 people across Springfield are without electricity as of 7:15 a.m. Many viewers in the Nixa area reported power outages there, but have said since that power has come back on as of 7:18 a.m.
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by Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | August 7, 2013
NEWBURG, Mo. -- The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency for this town just west of Rolla, leading to evacuations. Phelps County authorities issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents living along the Little Piney River.  Voluntary evacuation statements were issued for the lower half of that community.  Roads into the city remain closed until the river recedes.  We have reports of propane tanks dislodged throughout that...
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By: Staff | August 7, 2013
SPRINGFIELD Mo. -- Springfield's City Utilities is working to restore power to many homes on the city's northside. At 7:00 a.m., CU reported nearly 400 outages in an area mainly north of I-44. Homes in Rolla, St. James and Newburg also lost power Wednesday morning because of high water.  
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | July 26, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Power crews worked Friday afternoon to restore power from scattered outages. A problem area was in the Sunshine Street and Kansas Expressway area, where several traffic lights -- including Campbell Avenue and Sunshine Street, Fort Avenue and Sunshine, and Elfindale and Kansas Expressway -- were without power. Drivers treated those intersections as four-way stops. City Utilities spokesman Joel Alexander says a tree fell in the area of Sunshine and Kansas Expressway as well.
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by Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | June 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A strong line of thunderstorms gave the Ozarks an early wake-up call Friday morning. Gale force winds in strong thunderstorms damaged trees and knocked out power in several communities in Greene and Christian counties.  The thunderstorms packed a punch around 2 a.m. in Greene County, moving southeast.  Heavy rain also fell on the area. Preliminary storm reports from the National Weather Service indicated wind gusts of 60 mph blew through Republic, Battlefield and areas southwest of Springfield.
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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | June 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Strong winds early Friday toppled trees, tossed yards items, and caused power outages.  One house at the corner of National Avenue at Meadowmere Street was one example of damage; a large tree crashed into its roof. In Nixa, Ron Duncan heard a bump in the night. “I thought it was a branch. I didn't think the whole tree, and it was the whole tree,” he said.  “It was amazing.  I'm surprised we didn't have far more damage.  It could have been a lot worse than it is. " Like many in Christian County, Duncan felt the wrath of 70 mile- per-hour winds.
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By: Staff | June 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --Springfield's City Utilities reports just more than 300 customers remain without power following Saturday's strong storms. CU line crews will work through the night to restore those customers without power.  Additional line crews arrived late Saturday night to assist those crews. CU reported up to 700 outages at the height of the storms around noon Saturday.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | June 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A downpour covered parts of the Ozarks on Saturday.  Some areas of Springfield saw up to nine inches of rain in the space of two hours.  The heavy rains led to hazardous conditions in some areas. For the first time ever in Springfield the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency on Saturday.  That status is applied anytime there is an indication of a severe flooding situation in a densely populated area. That warning expired in the afternoon but emergency managers continue to monitor more heavy rains heading this way from the west.
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by Brett Onstott, Justin Lux & Andrew Douglas, KY3 News Producers | May 20, 2013
NEAR GOLDEN CITY, Mo--An emergency manager reported a tornado touched down east of Golden City Monday morning.  Survey teams will be out today to see if there's any damage.  Tornado sirens also sounded in Polk County but we don't have a report of a confirmed touchdown. High winds damaged a barn near Aldrich, just north of Stockton Lake.  We're also getting reports of trees and branches knocked down in the same area along with power outages. In Springfield a tree came toppling down onto a car at National and Seminole.
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By Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | April 10, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - This morning's storms have left a handful of scattered power outages around the Ozarks. Outage maps for City Utilities earlier reported up to 50 customers were without power just north of Springfield earlier this morning. Empire District reported two separate outages affecting up to 100 people between Mount Vernon and Galena, and the Buffalo area as well. Storms are expected to continue to impact the Ozarks as a cold front makes its presence felt throughout the day Wednesday.
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