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More Than 2,700 Without Power

More than 2,700 Citizens Electric Corporation (CEC)customers in and around Ste. Genevieve were without power for just under two hours July 5.

“We were able to limit the outage time for most members by rerouting power through our looped transmission system,” said CEC’s Steve Elsea. “The planned Salem Bulk-Valley View transmission line will create such a loop for the northern and western portions of Ste. Genevieve county,”

Rumors abounded that a crop-dusting airplane had hit a power line.

Elsea, though, would not confirm an airplane’s involvement.