Mechanical problem causes power outage

A mechanical problem at a substation led to around 3,000 Ameren Missouri customers being without power for about an hour, Friday morning.

Company officials said the outage occurred around 8:40 a.m. at the Rainbow Substation on Rainbow Drive.

All customers had their power restored by 9:45 a.m.

The outage affected much of the west side of Jefferson City, including the area around Capital Mall, and stretched to Centertown.


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