Lightning strike causes Sunday outage in Perry, Ste. Genevieve counties

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Power outages Sunday afternoon in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties were caused by lightning striking a transmission structure in Perryville.

According to a news release from Citizens Electric Corporation, more than 7,000 customers lost power shortly after noon during a period of heavy rain and lightning. Power was restored by 3 p.m.

Vice president of operations Ron Klein said in the release that a transmission-related issue causing more than one county to lose power is unusual.

Pertinent address:

Perryville, MO

Ste. Genevieve, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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