Boone County residents experience power outages as heavy rain continues
COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for Boone County as heavy rains continue until 9:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has also been issued. As a result, power outages across Boone County are impacting thousands of residents.
The Boone Electric Cooperative is reporting 53 total outages as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday. The outages are impacting 2,563 customers in Boone County.
The City of Columbia's outage map reports 97 customers are being impacted by power outages in city limits. The reasons for the outage's are reported as weather on the map.
Watch KOMU First Alert Weather team's interactive weather map here.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Callaway, Cole, Gasconade, Montgomery and Osage County until 5:45pm CDT. https://t.co/Zd5ZAh6R0h— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 10, 2020
Several roads have been closed due to flash flooding:
TRAFFIC ALERT: https://t.co/w3GLYmZIxQ— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 10, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: Vandiver at Sylvan closed due to flash flooding. Choose alternate route.— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 10, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: Wade School north of Mauller Rd closed due to flooding. Choose alternate route.— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 10, 2020