Thunderstorms cause area power outages Monday evening

Joplin News First

TRI-STATE AREA — After storms rolled through the Joplin area around 6:00 PM Monday evening the watches and warnings were cancelled. Reports of downed power lines, trees and tree limbs causing scattered outages began to be reported.

Initially 1,500 without power since 6:00 PM this evening. Liberty Utilities workers are now evaluating where the outages are and the best strategy to restore those services.

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