First storm not too bad

Dozens of homes lose power on a bitterly cold day, but no other major problems

AmerenUE workers Lennie Voss, right, and Kurt Gentges start work Sunday afternoon to repair a utility line pole that snapped, bringing down the power lines over Green Berry Road. The road was closed to traffic.

AmerenUE workers Lennie Voss, right, and Kurt Gentges start work Sunday afternoon to repair a utility line pole that snapped, bringing down the power lines over Green Berry Road. The road was closed to traffic. Photo by Gerry Tritz.

A driver on Sunday hit a utility pole and knocked out power to 54 households in southern Jefferson City. But overall, officials said Jefferson City’s first seasonal snow was minor, causing few problems.

A motorist on Green Berry Road north of its intersection with Seven Hills Road struck a utility pole around noon Sunday. The pole snapped near the bottom, pulling down electrical and other utility wires into the street, which was then closed to traffic.

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The driver was not injured, but 54 households were without power throughout much of the day.

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